Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Entrancing View, St Margaret's Gate and Chalk & Sea

Entrancing View :- A different view of the famous Royal Pavilion ( The Royal Pavilion and Museums Foundation​ ) in the city of Brighton on the south coast of England. It was shot from within the shade of the main entrance which can be found in the Pavilion Gardens. In the distance you can see the ornate North Gate (built in 1832) to the gardens and Palace. The Royal Pavilion itself started off life in a much more humble fashion in 1787 but slowly took on a life of its own as extensions and embellishments were added here and there and eventually everywhere. The designer and architect John Nash (1752 – 1835) was brought in to redesign the building and between 1815 and 1822 it was turned into what you see today.

St Margaret's Gate :- The wooden Lych-gate of St Margaret's Church in the village of Rottingdean was built in 1897. It was constructed as a memorial to the Reverend Arthur Thomas who was once a Vicar of the Church. The inscription in the wood as you enter reads "‘ENTER INTO HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING AND INTO HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE’". The Parish Church is Grade II* listed and it's thought that it's of Saxon origin and dates from the early 11th Century.

Chalk & Sea :- Not as precarious a shot as it looks. The image is very deceiving as I was perfectly safe and in no danger whatsoever. There's a long winding walkway that's been cut through the cliffs that slowly descends down to the beach. The shot was taken from halfway down the route but from a carefully chosen angle. I was on solid, safe and very firm ground. This was taken in the town of Peacehaven in the Lewes district of East Sussex.

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