Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Backlit Pier, Chantry Ceiling and A Seat in the Park

"Backlit Pier" :- Sometimes things come out of the blue and catch you completely. This scene did. I'd made my way into Brighton and was walking alng the beach hoping for one of it's huge and glorious sunsets but mother nature appeared to have let me down dreadfully as grey clouds were covering everything and a cold see was grumbling about something or other. I decided to walk on further anyway and fro some unknow reason made my way close to the waters edge where the white foam of the waves was rolling in and out and generally crashing about a bit. Ten minutes later just as I was thinking about turning around and giving up the clouds broke right behind the pier and alllowed some of the setting sunlight to shine through. I quickly set up the camera and grabbed the shot.

"Chantry Ceiling" :- This is a shot of the staggeringly ornate stonework that creates the ceiling of the chantry in the of Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul ... otherwise known as Bath Abbey. The Abbey was founded in the 7th century and then later rebuilt during both the 12th and 16th centuries. The abbey is now a Grade I listed building as is particularly noted for its fan vaulting. Aside from the famous fan vailting the Abbey is also known for Prior Birde's chantry.

"A Seat in the Park" :- An old tree sits in Brighton's Queens Park with a wooden seat built around its base. The public park originally started off life as a residential park surrounded by detached villas which was inspired by London's Regent's Park. It was the brainchild of property owner and developer Thomas Attree and it was opened in 1825. Needless to say the plan never full materialised and only a few of the ideas and plans were ever seen through and built. A few remaining elements of the 'estate' can still be seen today including a couple of large stone entrance archways to the south of the park and the famous watertower known as "The Pepper Pot" which was once part of Attree's private Villa that overlooked the park. You can read more about Atree's Queen's Park here :- http://www.brightonsarchitecture.com/attree.html

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