Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Perky Peacock, Gravel Path and A Light Shines Forth

The Perky Peacock :- A shot of ther River Ouse and Lendal Bridge in the City of York, Yorkshire. The iron bridge was built between 1861AD & 1863AD and was the second 'moder' road bridge to be built over the river. The bridge takes its name from the Lendal Tower (out of shot to the left of this image) which is a 700 year old Ancient Scheduled Listed Monument. On the opposite side of the river by the bridge you can make out a relatively small and ancient round tower. The medieval postern tower is now a Cafe called the 'The Perky Peacock'.

Gravel Path :- Most tourists don't venture down to the Kemp Town end of Brighton. They mainly stay in and around an area that sits between The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier (Brighton Pier) and West Street so that they don't have far to walk / crawl / stagger between restaurants / bars / clubs / fish and chip shops. The Kemp Town end is far more peaceful and has an architecture all of its own. This part of the seafront was built in the 1830's to the designs of William Kendall.

A Light Shines Forth :- On a large grassy island situated between the A23 London Road and the A270 Lewes Road you'll find St Peter's Church. It was designed by Sir Charles Barry (who was famous for rebuilding the Palace of Westminster which is also knownas the Houses of Parliament) and was built between 1824 and 1828. The Church is now a Grade II* listed building. It's an incredible place to visit and look around but the thing that strikes you the most is how quiet it is once you are inside. The Church is literally trapped between two very busy City roads that have a constant flow of traffic day and night and yet once inside you would think you were in the middle of nowhere. Due to its size and look the Church has been called "Brighton's cathedral". At the moment the Church is undergoing extensive maintenence work to its masonry. I stopped to take this shot because I liked the difference and variations in lighting. Shadows are thrown, white light floods through the window on the left, stained glass is illuminated on the right and the carpet has light spilling on it from a window high above.

All Photography Copyright © Justin Hill

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