Brighton: 22 August 2009

I know it’s been forever since my last update, but life has a way of moving along at breakneck speed. Today’s update is from my trip down to Brighton. The town has a very different vibe to London and is much more laid back, as one would expect from a seaside city. When I got off the bus, the smell of the beach and freshness in the air reminded me of home. All in all, it was a good day and the day trip down there is certainly worth it.

This building, which houses the Holiday Inn, is one of the ugliest things I have seen in my life. Given all of the nice architecture that lines the beach front, I don’t know how anyone with half a brain could have approved this thing. The picture actually makes it look a lot nicer than it does in reality, which isn’t saying much.

The famous Brighton Pier. It’s pretty cool, with lots of family friendly activities.

It are views like this that really drive home the fact that one is not in London.

The Royal Pavilion was built between 1815 and 1822 for the Prince Regent (who later became King George IV). It was designed in an Indian style as that is what was popular at the time.

‘The Lanes’ is the main shopping area of Brighton. As you can see, it is made up of many extremely narrow laneways and full of interesting boutiques. Most of the big name brands are here as well.

The main train station in Brighton, which is near the more ‘alternative’ part of town. I can only assume that this was the ‘swinging’ part of Brighton during the 1960s as that is the theme that encapsulates this area.



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