Sunday, 21 June 2015

Boat House, Crosses to Bear and Beyond Grey

Boathouse :- Looking like something straight out of "Middle Earth" the immediate thing you ask yourself is "who lives there?" followed by "...and are they at home?". The answer is actually far more simple, nobody lives there because it's a boathouse. The other end of the 'house' backs onto and into a small lake that is also a moat that surrounds the 14th Century medieval, moated manor house that is old Scotney Castle. I know very little about the boathouse itself but have managed to find out that it was built in 1838 and is now grade II listed structure.

Crosses to Bear :- This is the Church of St Wulfran's and it sits in the village where I live on the outskirts of Brighton (approx three miles to the East of the City). The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 (along with the village) and is therefore 11th Century and the oldest church in the entire Brighton area. It has been listed a Grade I structure because "of outstanding architectural or historic interest". The shot was taken from just inside the lychgate, the path then winds up and around to the southern side where the Church door is located. St Wulfran's is rare because it is built entirely of flint and is the is the only all-flint church in Sussex.

Beyond Grey :- A wall of storm clouds sits out on the horizon as the sun announces that it is retiring for the day. A few clouds that have broken away get picked out by the late afternoon light and gently glow as they scud along. the winter beach scene was shot in December 2014 on the beach at Ovingdean Gap near the City of Brighton.

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