Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Victory

Funnily enough it looks older now that the photo seen in the above link!

Good winter boozer this one and a fave with the work colleagues.

I'm away, but this blog can still be published courtesy of Ham over at londondailyphoto.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


About as Irish as vodka - this chain pub was vaguely trendy circa 1996. But what a building eh?

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006


When it all gets a little noisy and boisterous on a Friday or Saturday evening, this is the place to go and slam a few!

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Monday, March 27, 2006

The Western Front

I had my 30th here a few years ago - more than I care to remember ;)

It just rocked......I like this place - c'mon over, mine's a pint....

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Ha! Ha! Bar.

I love the review of this place found here. I couldn't agree more!

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Mash Tun - This is the first in a series of black and white's, running the course of this week whilst I'm away skiing, featuring the local hostelries and drinking dens!

Not a particular fave of mine, but popular nevertheless, is this boozer situated in the North Laines. Good for a sit outside in the summer and watch the passers-by.

I'm away, but this blog can still be published courtesy of Ham over at londondailyphoto.

Just before I go off on hols - here's a whole load of water and cloud....Ham over at London DP will be posting whilst I take a break see you in a week or so.....

Friday, March 24, 2006

Hungry anyone? The UK is famous for its fish and chips - particularly in seaside resorts...There's probably too much going on in this shot - the sign, the lone person looking out to sea and the pier - but what the heck - the sun was shining.....

I'll never run out of photos of brighton, but you might get variations on a theme ;)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"Underneath the arches" as the song goes. This area of Brighton is now reknowned for such nefarious activity as joy riding, burning and racing - it's a long stretch of road that has become a problem for the police - hence the ballards as you see. This is the bit between the town and the marina and I do not know (sorry) why this series of arches was ever built. Perhaps I'll google it!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

This elegant fellow can be found on the balcony above the shop "oasis" on the entrance to the lanes. He's been there a while now watching people come and go - and in all weathers!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Under construction........The onion dome I took a pic of a few days ago now has a new coat - of scaffolding!

Part of the the regeneration project, the main dome is going to be cleaned up. It might be like this for a few months - don't come to Brighton just yet.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Sadly these are a bit of a dying breed - the famous red telephone box, as found near the Brighton Pier - amazingly in working order!

Old Brighton this time. Yesteray's photo was taken from the 1st floor of the (360 view click here) Cricketers pub in Brighton. This is the building on the right hand side of this photo....which means that the pizza restuarant in yesterday's photo - "Zizzi's" is "Albert House" in this old photo. OK it's bit dull, I know..........

Saturday, March 18, 2006

This is the outskirts of the lanes shopping area, it's quite famous for it's little cobbled streets and jewellery shop. I tried to get both the flowers and the landscape in focus but failed :(

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Just a simple shot here of some sun, sky, rocks and a bit of beach - this I like more for the composition that the subject - nice symetry (IMHO)

The main dome or sometimes called "onion dome" at the Royal pavillion.

Apparently during the first world war the building was used as a hospital for Indian servicemen.

The outbuildings included a circular stable - this is now a huge theatre called the "Dome" - I'll try to get a shot of it soon.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Just for a mere £7,800 per term you could send your delightful (female only) offspring to board at Roedean School for Girls, which perches above the A27 Nr the Marina like some gloomy scene from a 70's horror movie.

However grim it looks from the outside it's a landmark feature as you head from the centre of Brighton eastwards towards the Marina.

Monday, March 13, 2006

This is the front bar at the Theatre Royal in Brighton. It has had a colourful history and is now a regular on the circuit pre and post west-end London.

It's great in the summer as the main 1st floor bar has a balcony and you can sup a G&T at the interval looking out over the pavillion grounds.

Hove lawns with a storm on the way. In the summer months these lawns are simply buzzing with activity, people playing football etc etc. Although last year - the mean Brighton Council refused to cut the grass in an attempt to stop people playing ball games - meanies!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Spring is definately on the doorstep. Close to where I work at the bottom of North Street there's a fantastic florists, the lady who runs it reminds me of Amelie.

I probably don't visit as often as my Wife would like me to !

I thought this shot had lots of colour and given all the wintery photos and B&W photos we've had lately - I thought a splash of colour might brighten us up......

Friday, March 10, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday to Paris Daily Photo!

This is for Eric over at ParisDailyPhoto it's his birthday you see, he has been posting to his blog - every day now for a whole year, without missing a single day (obviously a compulsive obsessive) - he is responsible for the whole DailyPhoto craze! Please go visit him and wish him happy blog birthday!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Near to the King Alfred Sport Centre in Hove there's a squat. Nobody knows quite what goes on inside although there's an inkling in the poetry written on the wall next to the door!

More birds again....on hove lagoon there was quite a fuss last year as they drained the concrete pool and the Swans were without a home for a while. Resilient as ever they came right on back as the lagoon was filled after cleaning.

PLUS there a lovely love story by just clicking here

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Right on the western outskirts of Brighton & Hove along the seafront and Nr Shoreham Port is this series of properties. They have their own (private) access to the beach although the public are allowed to walk across the beach at low tide.

One of these is owned (or used to be) by Zoe Ball and Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) and it's also rumoured that Paul McCartney and his wife Heather Mills have a place here - allegedly!

Monday, March 06, 2006

I know it's a cliched photo - but one of the things I'm struggling with at the moment is pictures of people!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...Oh I do like to be beside the sea....Here are all the Sunday walkers walking along the prom-tiddly-om-pom-pom....You can just make out the piers in the distance - Hove lawns is just on the left.

Other shots today can be found over at brightondailyphotoextra including me 'n my bike!

I really like this statue at the bottom of Grand Avenue. For years it was the true signal to me that I was back home (I lived around the corner you see!) But more than that - QV looks out to sea permanently guarding this sceptred isle - such a stern image, such a stern woman. Her statue marks the "true" line between Brighton and Hove at Grand Avenue and for the most part is ignored by the traffic that passes her on either side.

I'ts not the fist time QV has featured in a Daily Photo Blog - Over in Hong Kong there's a statue of her sitting down!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

The reason I like this shot is that the seagull just stayed around long enough on the letter "T" to really show this as a seaside town. This cropped photo was snatched during a lunch hour on a really cold but sunny day.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Brighton is known for its pebbly beach - so here's a shot of it just to help you picture it......

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

now for that blue sky and little fluffy clouds I was talking's the sealife centre on the seafront in Brighton.

In stark contrast to this go and see Rotterdam in the grip of winter, Brrrrr, it's my favourite shot this week (so far of course.....)

No blue skies or little fluffy clouds but just a bunch of pebbles.....shot down from Brighton Pier