Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Road Ribs, Joists and Body of Water

Road Ribs :- This is a shot from beneath the mighty Shoreham 'flyover' that crosses the River Adur in West Sussex. The flyover opened to traffic in 1970 and has been carrying a thundering amount of traffic over the river ever since. Prior to it's opening the only way to cross the River Adur near this point was to use an ancient wooden toll bridge which dated from 1782!

Joists :- It's sad to think that this no longer exists. This is a section of St Alban's Church which was a place of worship in Coombe Road, Brighton. It wasbuilt between 1910 and 1914 and was sadly demolished in the summer of 2013 to make way for housing and apartments. It was just after 1 pm when I got there and the light was flooding in through the old leaded windows and throwing wonderful shapes through the beams and supports.

Body of Water :- Many tourists, travellers and locals take photos of the majestic flood plain that is the Cuckmere Haven and Estuary in the Wealden District of East Sussex. 99% of them will take the shot form the Western side looking towards the East so that they get the coast guard cottages in shot with the mighty "Seven Sisters" chalk cliffs in the background. This is a shot facing the otherway from the Eastern side of the estuary looking towards the West. The coastguard cottages can be seen top left of the image, beyond the hill that rises up from them is Seaford Head and the town of Seaford itself. The beach was a famous spot for smuggling in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

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