Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Underlighting, Broken Breakwater and Colourful Glass

Underlighting :- Even the ugliest of things can make fascinating images if you look at them the right way. This is the section of Marina Way that cuts underneath Marine Drive in Brighton. It's the only way that you can drive in and out of Brighton Marina therefore it's very busy. I had to time the shot between traffic so was there for some time before it all came together. Like the marinia itself this was built in the 1970's ... and it looks it as tt could well be a shot of the interior of Darth Vader's Death Star! So this part is a tunnel but then it's roof acts as a bridge as the main A259 has to run over the top of it.

Broken Breakwater :- An old wooden breakwater stands battered and worn by the elements on the beach at Cuckmere Haven on the south coast of England. This is also the mouth of the Cuckmere Eastuary as it's at this point that the River Cuckmere flows into the English Channel. This is a very famous and well photographed Sussex beauty spot. It's appeared in many TV programs and has been a major film location several times over. The huge white chalk face that you see rising up in the background is the start of the famous series of chalk cliffs known as the Seven Sisters and form part of the South Downs in East Sussex. They stretch between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne.

Colourful Glass :- When you are surrounded by all the grandeur and decadence of the Middle Street Synagogue in Brighton it's easy to overlook the magnificents windows that flank the building on either side. The Synagogue opened in 1875 and is regarded to be Brighton's second most important historic building (the Royal Pavilion is understandably number one). These wonderful windows were made by a company called Campbell Smith & Co who were founded 1873. What's even more remakable is that the company that made these windows is still operational and making top quality things in Fleet, Hampshire. Each set of windows in the Synagogue are unique and the windows featured in this image are located in the ground floor Northern wall.

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