Thursday, 26 April 2012
What a dreary day it was yesterday. I decided to take Fern for her afternoon walk in Stanmer Park and as soon as we got out of the car the heavens opened. I did take this picture (in the rain) of a sight which could be quite attractive in the right conditions.
I have been posting daily pictures on this blog since October 2009 and I have decided that I have come to the end of the line. I will continue to post pictures on my other blog - Pebbles in the Sea - but not necessarily every day.
My thanks to all who have dropped by and the few who have left complimentary comments.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Back in October 1987 a "hurricane" whipped through south-east England and many trees in Stanmer woods were uprooted. To this day there are humps like this one which are where the root patterns of the trees were pulled out of the ground. Many of them (again, like this one) still have the remains of the trunk jutting out.
Monday, 16 April 2012
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Tucked away behind the rugby pitches in Waterhall are two baseball fields that have seen better days. Now, however, the Brighton Buccaneers softball club is in the process of renovating them. The picture above shows the work as it was a week ago while to the left is as it was a month or so back.
This is a view of the second field from behind the batter's plate - which has only recently been put in place. Up until a week or so back there was some pretty awful chain link-type fencing which has been removed and which will presumably be replaced. The picture below shows the pitcher's mound looking towards the batter's plate - as it was!
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Friday, 13 April 2012
This is the view from the Roman Camp looking north. The high point on the horizon is Ditchling Beacon. It might not look much higher than anywhere else but it is the third highest point in Sussex. In the middle distance are Stanmer woods while to the left the flats are in Hollingbury and we get a glimpse of the Hollingbury industrial estate. To the right is Coldean.
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Jersey Street and Ewart Street (left) are part of the vibrant Hanover community. It seems not so very long ago that this area was a bit run down but the rise in property prices has meant that Hanover has changed as new people moved in. This is now the heart of 'green' Brighton - but there still seems to be at least one car for every house and parking is a nightmare.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Monday, 9 April 2012
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Saturday, 7 April 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012
Down towards the sea and running parallel to Eastern Road is St George's Road and this is where we find the community centre known as the Kemp Town Pier. This was built in 1912 as the church hall for St Anne's church, which has since been demolished. The Pier is - or was - also th John Nixon Memorial. I'm not entirely sure it is still used as a community centre; it looks more like shops and flats.
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Just after Edward Street has become Eastern Road we reach what was at one time the Kemp Town railway station and goods yard. The station and goods yard are long since closed and turned into an industrial estate but the building on the south-west corner retains this reminder of the past.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
The court building is now in Edward Street, a nondescript road that lost its character when the buildings on one side were demolished to make way for the courts, the American Express European headquarters and so on. The south side still has a few speciality shops like this among all the lawyers officers.