Saturday, February 28, 2009
Taken from the Volks Website:
" Opened in 1883, Volk's Electric Railway is the 'world's oldest operating electric railway'. The brainchild of inventor Magnus Volk the railway runs for just over a mile along Brighton seafront between Aquarium (for Brighton Pier) and Black Rock (for the Marina). Although operated by Brighton & Hove City Council the railway has a dedicated supporters group, the Volk's Electric Railway Association (VERA) that provides active assistance to the railway's full time staff and a forum for the collection of Volk's artefacts and ephemera."
It usually is closed in the winter months - open in time for Easter. Just another of Brighton's character quirks.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
OK so it's a much better venue in the summer - where you can sink a coldie and look out over the water towards the pier. However The Terraces is a neat place in the winter too - especially when the sea is as calm as it is. Reinvigorating my interest in Brighton Hove Photography is proving a real eye opener - I now need new stuff to photograph - I'd better get creative!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
From Dean in Australia: "Seen your guest contributions. As you recently requested here’s a little shot of Brighton Beach SA, along with its very own Jetty. Taken during our recent heatwave on a day over 40c. They are planting in the foreground in order to make the dunes more hardy. We too suffer from longshore drift. Night times on the beach during such weather are amazing. So many people out on the beach just strolling, lazing, soaking up the atmosphere. With all your snow recently, it does feel like we’re on a different planet here."