Thursday, 3 November 2011


November has started warmer than usual. Indeed, on Tuesday, when this picture was taken, I was happy to go out in shirtsleeves. Never before known in November, even if it was only just! This is the view from 39 Acres. From left to right we have University of Sussex buildings poking up over Stanmer Great Wood, then the American Express Community Stadium. Either side of that, in the distance, are the white marks of chalk pits just outside Lewes. Then we have the University of Brighton (Falmer campus). Behind that is the peak of Mount Caburn, part of an outrider of the South Downs. The blocks of flats further to the right are student accommodation for Brighton University. Nearer to us are the buildings of the Brighton Aldridge Academy - a highfalutin name for a secondary school. The South Downs proper are on the right and that is Castle Hill.

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