Thursday, 22 October 2015

Turquiose Brighton, Exit This Way and Past Present Future

Turquiose Brighton :- White cliffs, sunshine, exposed rocks and a haze in the distance. Wonderful. The shot was taken somewhere on the beach between the villages of Rottingdean and Ovingdean on the South coast of England. The shadowy high rise shapes that you see on the left of the image are that of Brighton Marina and the City itself including the immense slender and skinny tower of the new i360 which is currently being put together on the seafront.

Exit This Way :- Almost camoflagued and blending in with the sea wall. Just the shadow gives these steps away. The beach steps dotted along the sea wall are now old and worn as they've been carrying people up and down since the 1930's. The beach itself has shifted dramatically too. There are places in Brighton where the beach is now 15 feet (4.57 meters) higher than it used to be in the late 1800's early 1900's.

Past Present Future :- It has always fascinated me the way that the human race moves somewhere because of seas, rivers and views and then proceeds to build up on them to protect itself thus ruining the place where it's just moved too. Having said that I'm pleased that we do that because it makes for some great images. Brighton is all about protection. Withought the giant breakwaters and sea walls we would have been under water a long time ago. Over the last 100 years or more the sea's been pushed back and the beaches have been built up to ensure that thousands of people can safely visit the City and leave their litter strewn about the pebbles.

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