Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mariner's Quay, Lake View and Stuck In a Rut

Mariner's Quay :- An image chock full of light, shade, windows and reflections. This is the Western entrance to an area known as "Mariner's Quay" which is part of Brighton Marina on the South coast of England. The marina itself was built between 1971 and 1979 and was originally completely full of berths. In the 1980's some of the berths were removed and part of the inner (non tidal) harbour was filled in and a supermarket and marina village (comprising of townhouses and apartments) were built. There are also various shops, restaurants and bars in this area.

Lake View :- Here's a shot (taken near the "Turkish Tent" folly) looking down the length of the lake at Painshill Park in Cobham, Surrey. The 18th Century landscaped garden is a remarkable place to explore and surprisingly quiet (as you can see in this image ... try and spot someone). In this shot you can see the "Five Arch Bridge" and much further in the distance on the hill the "Gothic Temple". The park was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Hon. Charles Hamilton.

Stuck In a Rut :- It sometimes pays to do silly things like take a walk out on the slippery rocks during low tide. From the undercliff walk I hadn't spotted this old rubber tyre logded in the rock. It was only after I'd wandered out some way that it became visible. After walking around it several times I eventually settled on this angle to shoot it from as it looked far more dramatic like this. This section of the Sussex coastline is at Peacehaven which is (approx) 6.5 miles or 10.46 kilometers to the East of Brighton.

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