Saturday, 18 October 2014

Yard Arch, Two Bench Tables and Burning Brighton

"Yard Arch" :- A stone arch opens out onto acres of Sussex countryside. This is the old stone yard at the back of Nymans House which was destroyed by fire in 1947. Anne Messel, 6th Countess of Rosse (1902-1992) used to refer to the house as her 'potting shed'. The ruins of the house are surrounded by an extensive and exquisite set of well kept gardens and both are a National Trust property. Nymans has been part of the Messel family since 1890 and the gardens are down to their creativity. Anne was the mother to the acclaimed photographer Lord Snowdon. Nymans house & gardens is at Handcross, Haywards Heath in West Sussex, England.

"Two Bench Tables" :- A couple of bench tables sit on a slab of concrete by the bank of the River Adur in Shoreham, West Sussex. On the other side of the river to the far left you can just about make out Shoreham Airport which was founded in 1910 and is the oldest airport in the UK and is also where the first ever flying school opened in 1913. The river is tidal and goes through drastic daily changes with its levels of water.

"Burning Brighton" :- A shot of the sunset over the famous historical seaside resort of Brighton on the south coast of England. This shot was taken from the eastern end of the beach near Duke's Mound. You can clearly see some of Kemptown's Georgian architecture and white stucco terraces that grace the seafront. Kemptown was built from 1823 to 1855. The project nearly failed completely when in 1837 Thomas Kemp (who Kemptown is names after) fled the country to escape his creditors, Thomas Cubitt thankfully took over with the support of the Fifth Earl of Bristol. As a footnote Thomas Kemp died in Paris in 1844 and is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery.

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