Thursday, 8 January 2015

No Purpose, The Process of Illumination and Offices To Let

"No Purpose" :- When this shot was taken (way back in 2012) there was little hope for this area. Some old section of iron, turquoise painted railings seemingly protect nothing but a wooden fence as wild grass and weeds have grow up around the base. Behind the fence in Saltdean there's an Art Deco Lido designed by architect R.W.H. Jones. It was built in 1938 and is now a Grade II* listed building. The main pool is 140 by 66 feet (43 m × 20 m) but has been closed to the public for a number of years. But then last year it was announced that the Saltdean Lido had been given a grant of almost £440,000 towards its renovation. A further £49,500 was awarded this year as part of the People's Millions (a partnership between Big Lottery Fund and ITV, where the public help decide which local community projects get up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding). With any luck we should soon see this area rennovated and up and running. It would be great to hear laughter and splashing about here once again!

"The Process of Illumination" :- I caught this scene just at the right moment. I'd like to say that I planned it that way but I didn't it was completely accidental. The light was fading just enough for them to turn on the illuminations on the end of the pier on Brighton seafront. However there was still just enough light left to throw the pier into silhouette and turn the surface of the sea into a silvery, glistening expanse.

"Offices To Let" :- This flight of steps runs between Ethel Street and Goldstone Villas in Hove, Sussex. The wall to the right is to various offices, apartments and shops on the main street. The cream wall to the left is the side of a pub called "The Station" (previously known as the "Hedgehog and Hogshead”). The pub specialises in Italian food and is perfectly situated right beside Hove's Train Station.

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