Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Blue Man


Fantastic little restaurant on Little East Street is The Blue Man, highly recommended and a fantastic team, specialising in North African food. Go there if you're in town.

5 Stars!!!!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beauty and the beast


Like all cities there's the good and the bad - on my way into work this morning I'd walked past the Pavillion with it's nice blue backdrop and then into work where all the litter had been strewn across the road.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Big Fish

With two wee ones the playground and cafe "The Big Fish" at hove lagoon is a real adventure.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Reflections



Taken down at Hove Lagoon, reflecting the play area and blue sky we've been enjoying of late.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Arundel Castle



The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years.
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Who pulled the plug?


This is Hove Lagoon - well it was until a few weeks back, when it was drained for it's annual clean up. You get used to something for so long that it's unusual to see it empty. Not much windsurf training going on over the next few weeks then?
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Snoozing


Taking a bit of time out on the seafront is always an attractive proposition and I WANT a beach hut - they're so kitsch.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wig Wam


There's still LOADS of wood being washed up on our beaches following the recent sinking of a cargo ship of the Devonshire coast. Some of it is being put to good use, here as you can see there's been a TeePee constructed!
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Fish and Chips


Almost everywhere in Brighton you can get the national dish of Fish & Chips !!!
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Sunset


If you click on these pics you can enlarge them!
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Misty Morning


Taken just before 7am over the other side of the downs - this wintery scene took about 40 snaps to get the right one!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Old Vs Old


Seen here is a picure of how the western pier used to look in its heyday (click on the picture to enlarge the image) with it's sad shell sitting in the background.
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Sails


The recent run of superb weather has meant lots of happy snapping over the weekend.

These are the "sails" which cover the forecourt and entrance to our Sea Life Centre here in Brighton.
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Starlings over pier...


Since the demise of the West Pier, the starlings that used to roost there have slowly started to move across the 1/2 mile or so to Brighton Pier.

Quite a spectacular display most evenings now as they swoop and turn before making themselves comfortable for the night under the pier in the struts.

More pics over at Brighton Daily Photo Extra
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Friday, February 08, 2008

Wake up sunshine


Brighton was bathed in beautiful sunlight this morning as I drove in on my motorbike. I park up just nr to to the Brighton Pavillion and I know it's been featured many times on this blog but I couldn't resist posting this one with the blue sky in the background and the sunlight making the dome seem golden.
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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Stuck in a rut


This is the beach following the clean up operation, rutted following all the heavy machinery which was used to remove the wood from the beach.
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Monday, February 04, 2008

The weekend


Was still and quiet down at the marina - there's loads of new restaurants and shops opened down there.
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Friday, February 01, 2008

Daily Photo Theme Day

The challenge this month for the theme day was to present an image which represents your city.

Sadly this isn't my own photograph it's taken from the website Sheila Marshall who is an artist. Here's her biography.




Other cities participating in this months theme day are here:


Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA