Monday, 25 August 2014

Pier to Pier, Darkways and Evening River

"Pier to Pier" :- It's funny how some things become unique & iconic in their own right. The old iron railings of the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (its real full name) are instantly recognisable. The pier opened to the public in 1899 and has been entertaning people ever since. The Pier was recently voted as the most popular free tourist attraction outside of London and saw four million visitors tread its boards in 2013. Just right of center in this image you can see the old skeletal ruins of the West Pier.

"Darkways" :- The title of this relates to the name of the road which is actually 'Greenways'. it's the main road into the ancient and historical village of Ovingdean on the south coast of England. This dark and moody view is looking south down towards the Ovingdean roundabout which is situated on the coast road that runs along the top of the cliffs. It's a long a lonley walk that I have taken many times. Ovingdean is listed (twice) in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is just a couple of miles East of the City of Brighton.

"Evening River" :- A mid evening shot of the the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. The water was so still it looked like a sheet of polished glass.No ripples at all. Longboats were moored up beside the tow path, some were quiet and empty but a few had smoke coming out of chimneys and warm light glowing from within. It's something I have never done but I can imagine taking a boat up through the canals must be a very relaxing and rewarding way to spend a few weeks.

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