Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Channel Divers out of Brighton were running a trip just close to Brighton Pier where I was able to grab these shots. The divers were able to go underneath the pier, which i'd love to do - imagine all the coins and "stuff" that have fallen between the wooden slats on the pier.....
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
As the last in this series on the film Quadrophenia here a shot of the Sea Life Centre, in the film the exterior is meant to represent the Embassy Ball Room, here a big sequence showing the Mods in full regalia dancing the night away is shot. Jimmy (Phil Daniels) leaps from the balcony in an attempt to get noticed into the crowd..... The interior of the club is filmed somewhere up in London.
There you have it - that concludes our short Quadrophenia montage!!!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
An American work colleague of mine spotted me entering my office yesterday with my crash helmet; new to Brighton, but familiar with the film Quadrophenia, he asked me "Mod or Rocker?"
"Rocker of course" was the reply.
But this got me thinking - perhaps I could do a few photos from locations featured in the film.
So, yesterday evening I went to one of the most famous locations. This brighton photo is of the alleyway where Jimmy (Phil Daniels) and Steph (Leslie Ash) "get it on" following the riot between the mods and the rockers on the seafront. If you click on the picture to enlarge it - you can see some graffitti - I think this alleyway is a bit of a shrine to the film.
And the music is cool too, written and performed by The Who.
If you are unfamiliar with Quadrophenia - then I recommend a viewing, it's dated a little, but you do get a sense of the tensions between rival factions of youngsters looking for fun and a good punch up on Bank Holiday Weekends!!!
The alleyway is just off East Street.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Down at the Volks railway mid-way station on Madeira Drive there's a new set of facilities, Beach football, volleyball and a bar with kids sandpit felt like a welcome relief from the crowds today as the temperatures soared to 25degrees C in Brighton.....sweltering!!!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
"Brighton Festival is the biggest and brightest mixed arts festival in England. Each year it unveils a sensational programme of theatre, dance, music, books & debate, children's and family shows and outdoor spectacle. This year's Festival runs from Saturday 5th to Sunday 27th May."
Check out the website - this festival is brilliant...
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Making sure Brighton and Hove is a nice clean place to live and visit - this street cleaner caught my eye - only because he was smoking and I've given up smoking recently (3 weeks) he looks like he's really enjoying a long puff on that cigarette :(
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
And what a weekend! The sun shone all weekend on our long 4 day break - perfect, even had our first BBQ of the season down on Hove seafront.
This shot taken from the boat is of the buoy warning people from the West Pier - it's prudent to obey as there's loads of sub-structure underneath the water, lurking around to damage the unwary.
Further photos over at Brighton Daily Photo Extra.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Bank Holiday Monday is here - and I'm off out in the sunshine today - starting off with a trip out on the boat (pics to follow later!)
So pull up a deckchair and watch the world go by.
PS: Just got news that I won a digital radio in a BBC Radio 6 competition - hurrah!
Sunday, April 08, 2007
The roads are clogged, the sun is shining, the crowds are flocking to the coast - It's Bank Holiday Weekend and it's chaos!
A favourite amongst tourists and locals alike is the Regency - a landmark on the seafront that does a great breakfast and a mean fish supper.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Resembling warmer climes I took this shot this morning - we're in for a lovely, sunny & hot weekend here in the UK.
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