Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Damp Wall, High Stile and Flight of Fancy

Damp Wall :- This is a shot and image of the mighty sea wall that stretches 3.5 miles or 5.63 kilometers from Saltdean to Brighton. It was built in the 1930's and has a large and wide walkway on it which enables visitors to walk that stretch of the coast at the foot of the cliffs. This huge wave formed 'splash wall' helps protect the chalk cliffs and hold back erosion that would have threatened this part of the coast. The A259 coast road runs along the top of these cliffs so it's vital that the cliffs were proytected as much as possible.

High Stile :- A wooden stle sits high up on a hill that's part of the South Downs Way in Sussex, England. I was walking from Seaford Head to Cuckmere Haven and the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs when I spotted it high above me. I liked the mystery that it evoked. It's an entance or exit to or from something but it's high enough not to give any of its secrets away. In reality what's on the other side is probably just another field with a few sheep dotted about in it but as an image I think it's quite striking.

Flight of Fancy :- The beautiful Victorian bandstand that stands on Brighton seafront close to the border of Hove is affectionately known as "The Birdcage". It was designed by a Brighton Borough Surveyor named Phillip Lockwood and opened to the public in 1884. In 2009 it was beautifully and lovingly restored to its original specification and reopened. This image was taken from the lower promenade looking up and shows the window of The Band Stand Cafe that's situated directed below the bandstand itself.

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