Monday, 30 March 2009

Brighton beach

Looking towards Hove with the derelict West Pier in the distance.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Ironwork

Ornate balcony railings in Brunswick Square - the last of this week's guest blogger pictures.
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Towards the sea

Pavement on the eastern side of Brunswick Square, looking south towards the sea.
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Hove Station

I have guest blogger photographs to show you this week. Liz from Knitting on the Green came to stay with her new camera and took some great shots of Hove.
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Portland House

Built in 1893 at a cost of £9,210 7s 9d, the Convalescent Police Seaside Home in Portland Road, Hove, was opened by Princess Christian, Queen Victoria's third daughter. The money to build the Home was raised by voluntary donations and the majority of the patients came from the Metropolitan Police. The Home housed wounded soldiers and sailors during World War I; these days, the building operates as Portland House, a nursing home for elderly patients.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Greening up

The streets round my flat in Princes Avenue are slowly changing their appearance; trees and garden shrubs are responding to the warm sunny weather and starting to turn green.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Beach huts from the other side

I like the way that beach huts have two faces. The seaward faces are brightly coloured and many are decorated with hand-crafted number and name plaques; the faces pointing away from the sea are blandly identical.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Early-warning system

Yesterday's photo showed the replica Armada signal beacon at the western end of Hove seafront. This is the plaque at the base of the beacon - 'In 1588 a Beacon near this site formed part of a national network used to alert the public against the Spanish Armada. On the 19 July 1988 his Worship the Mayor Councillor Jim Buttimer lit this replica to commemorate the 400th anniversary of this event'.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Watching the waves

It's a beautiful morning for a walk by the sea; bright blue sky, strong sunshine and a crisp wind ruffling the sea into sparkling white waves.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Prevailing wind

Misshapen trees in Palmeira Square sculpted by the prevailing wind coming off the sea.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Looks a little drab

This is the end building on yesterday's private road and it's about all you can see of the houses when walking along the seafront. This one doesn't look particularly special on a cold, grey day; I must shoot it again when the sun is shining and the sky's blue!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Keep out!

This is the beginning of Western Esplanade, a private road of large, white-painted houses facing the sea at the western end of Hove seafront. The beach in front of the houses is private too.