Sunday, 23 August 2015

Adur & Lancing, St Mary's South Side and The Guard Rail

Adur & Lancing :- The whole of Sussex is in shock at the moment following yesterday's horrific air crash at Shoreham. In fact it's getting harder to come to terms with it all as more footage, images and news start to come in regarding the disaster. I took this image back in July 2014 from the top of Mill Hill. What you can see here is a little bit of the River Adur down in the valley and a lot of rolling fields and land. In the center of the image you can see the mighty Lancing College Chapel which is the largest school chapel in the world. On the far left of the image you can see a road, that's the A27 and where the jet fighter hit. The reason I chose to post this image today was to point out just what a tragic yesterday's crash was. Out of all the open spaces and fields in the area the one place the plane went down just happened to be where everyone was, stuck in traffic, at the lights, in their cars. Tragic.

St Mary's South Side :- St Mary de Haura (St Mary at the Harbour) is an Anglican church in Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex. It was founded in 1096 just 30 years after the Norman invasion and the battle of Hastings. The church has been listed by English Heritage has as Grade I because of its architectural and historical importance. Today (23rd August 2015) saw the chuch hold a Special Service for all those affected by the Shoreham Airport crash.

The Guard Rail :- A huge concrete breakwater obscures the sea and horizon on the beach at Saltdean to the East of Brighton. The high afternoon sun chucks a blackened version of the safety rails on the sand and beach below.

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