Saturday, 14 November 2015

Iron Frame, Lockwood's Legacy and Farmland

Iron Frame :- The last rays of the days sunlight split over an old breakwater (Albion Groyne built in 1876) and throw the legs and underside of the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (Palace Pier now unceremoniously named as the Brighton Pier) into silhouette. The tide was out so I was able to carefully squelch my way below and quickly grab the shot before the sun vanished altogether.

Lockwood's Legacy :- This is the grand entrance to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. This area was once a ciourt yard next to the Royal Stables and Riding House of the Royal Pavilion. In 1831 stables and coach houses were built here for Queen Adelaide but in 1871 Brighton Council decided that a Library, Museum, and Gallery should be constructed on the site. The job went to Philip C Lockwood who was the Brighton Borough Surveyor. He designed the entrance, small hall and the large Picture Gallery (which is now the Twentieth Century design gallery). Lockwood made alterations to the main entrance which became an archway supported by columns with ‘Moresque’ capitals.

Farmland :- Rolling green farmland, sunny skies and a sea view. This is an image taken from the rising land by the side of the Cuckmere Estuary that's between Eastbourne and Seaford in Sussex on the South coast of England. It is the only undeveloped river mouth on the Sussex coast, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has an estimated 350,000 visitors per year.

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