Sunday, 12 October 2014

Castle Gatehouse, Final Exit and Consumed

"Castle Gatehouse" :- Impressive isn't it! It's not often you see a castle that looks as though it was built yesterday. Arundel Castle is actually a restored medieval castle in the ancient market town of Arundel in West Sussex, England. The castle itself was established on Christmas Day 1067 by Roger de Montgomery. The castle did recieve damage during the English Civil War (1642–1651) but was later restored in the 18th and 19th centuries. The castle is a Grade I listed building and has served as a hereditary stately home. It's been in the family of the Duke of Norfolk for over 400 years and is still the principal seat of the Norfolk family. This is a shot of the gatehouse / entrance to the castle on the corner of High Street, there is another gatehouse further down the road on the loawer corner which now serves as the main entrance for tourists and visitors.

"Final Exit" :- This no longer exists. Shortly after I took this shot its doors were closed for the last time and the bulldozers moved in. This was St Alban's Church in Coombe Road, Brighton. It was built in the very early 1900's but was declared redundant in November 2006. A few of us were the last ones allowed to go inside, naturally I took my camera along for the ride. It was quite an odd and sad experience wandering around its empty rooms and halls. It was a strange feeling to know that I was going to be one of the last to occupy its space. St Alban's was knocked down in the summer of 2013.

"Consumed" :- One of those once in a lifetime moments that unexpectedly all fell into place. This sunset seemed to come from nowhere and it was suddenly flaring up and changing the entire landscape with its fire. It was shot from Hove beach near Brighton on the south coast of England.

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