Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Brighton West Pier - A Sad Tale

I spent quite a lot of time contemplating the sad remains of the West Pier at Brighton which has disintegrated over the years that I have visited Brighton. It was designed in 1863 by Eugenius Birch and was used for over a century before it became unusuable without rennovations which were being actively planned before the Pier tragically burnt down in 2003. It was designed to cope with the impact of the waves and featured an impressive network of cast iron columns and girders to support the promenade. The aerial shot image is as I remember it as a small child visiting from London - it was an impressive structure with fairground, ball room, bingo and more. The sunset was taken in 2001. There is still a very active group determined not to lose its history 

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