Saturday, 20 September 2014

Fire Water, Evening Carousel and Roman East Gate

"Fire Water" :- A dreamy burning sunset reflects in a rock pool trapped on the beach at Brighton in Sussex, England. One of the old Victorian breakwaters sits in silhouette as as some of the old 5ft x 3ft concrete blocks lay discarded in the foreground that used to carry the tracks from the old "Pioneer" (also known as the "Day Daddy Legs") built by Magnus Volks in 1896.

"Evening Carousel" :- The ‘Golden Gallopers’ carousel on Brighton seafront was built in 1888 by Frederick Savage. It's been one of the most photographed attractions on Brighton beach since it was bought by Owen Smith (the current owner) in 1997 . It's been on Brighton seafront from Easter to September every year since then but is packed away and carefully stored during the winter months. Most (if not all) images that I see of the carousel are bright and colourful but I chose to make use of the evening light and process this as a black and white image throwing parts of it into silhouette. I think the image has an air of mystery and fancy about it.

"Roman East Gate" :- Pevensey Castle was built somewhere around 290 AD. The Romans called it as Anderitum and it was (apparently) the base for a fleet called the Classis Anderidaensis. The surrounding walls and gates were built by the Romans and not the Normans who later reoccupied the castle in 1066 long after it had fallen into ruin following the end of the Roman occupation. The stone keep and fortification was built within the Roman walls by the Normans. It was at Pevensey that William the Conqueror landed on 28 September 1066 and hit's been said that hestayed overnight at the castle before marching on with his army to eventually meet Harold an enter into the famous "Battle of Hastings". Centuries of history and occupation all come together to leave us this magnificent structure that stands in the village of Pevensey in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England.

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