Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Level, World Unknown and We Will Save You Money

"The Level" :- This park holds many memories for me. I spent the first ten years of my life growing up near here. In fact the house that i lived in was placed (roughly) between two of Brighton's well known parks which are Queens park and The Level (pictured here). Queens Park was good for sailing boats on the duck pond, climbing trees, playing on the swings and being chased by the park keeper and The Level was good for its paddling pool and the travelling fair that came twice a year. The park was rather run down but over the last couple of years it's been redeveloped and given a new lease of life. The paddling pool has sadly been removed and the old duel bridges are now blocked up (using health and safety as the excuse) but the park's been rejuvenated and looks a lot better and busier for it.

"World Unknown" :- It amazes me just how much the beach changes over a few miles. Down near the famous pier and Carousel in Brighton it's all pebbles and at really low tide you get glistening sand. Moving east beyond the huge marina you get rock pools starting to form. At Ovingdean Gap you have large flat chalk beds and larger rock pools between the slippery chalk deposits and by the time you get to Saltdean you get a beach like this. The chalk ridges are worn away creating a vast and wide alien landscape. It's so different from the beach that's just a mile or so to the west.

"We Will Save You Money" :- I'm not really sure what I can say or tell you about this. It was shot back in 2013 in a town called Crawley in West Sussex, England. The town is (aprox) 18 miles north of Brighton and was partly responsible for the developement of "coaching inns" due to its location on the main road between London and Brighton. Now it's more famous for Gatwick Airport (the second-busiest in the UK) which was opened on the edge of the town in the 1940s. This old painted advertising was spotted on the wall in Church Walk. I don't know anything about it at all but it caught my eye so I grabbed a shot of it. The only part that i can make out is "WE WILL SAVE Y OU MONEY" as the top section is very worn and therefore hard to make out and unreadable.

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