Sunday, 4 January 2015

Comfort Zone, Midday and A Field Beyond

"Comfort Zone" :- My hideaway, my refuge, my comfort zone. A little bit of peace and tranquility that's just a 10 minute drive from a bustling, busy city. The tourists don't come here, if they do make it this far they bypass this section of beach and head to the next place along which is the historical and ancient village of Rottingdean. This is the beach at Ovingdean Gap just to the East of Brighton on the south coast of England. Here you can hear yourself think, breath in the air and taste the salt on your lips. Here you can simply sit in silence and watch the earth spin.

"Midday" :- This is St George's Church in the heart of Kemptown in Brighton. It's now surrounded by houses, apartment blocks and roads but there was a time when it was one of the few buildings found in this area. The church was The church officially opened on 1st January 1826 with it's construction costing £11,000. It was designed by Charles Busby in a Neoclassical style. The Grade II listed building is still in use as a church but is more famous for being one of Brighton's largest venues for alternative and folk music concerts.

"A Field Beyond" :- This wonderful little spot is just a few minutes walk from my front door. Many walk or drive past it without giving it a second glance as it's tucked away ona corner by a reasonably busy road. It's in the village of Ovingdean which dates back many centuries as it's mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The village Church of "St Wulfran's" is also mentioned so we can proudly boast of having an 11th Century Church just down the road. Incredible to think that just over the hill there's the huge and famous City of Brighton.

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