Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Bay windows

Not the usual semicircular, square or three-sided profile, the shape of these bay windows on the opposite side of Second Avenue is an elongated oval.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Monumental

I'm in Second Avenue again today, admiring enormous houses with lots of original features. Walking up from the sea, this one's on the right-hand side of the road.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Country-style gate

Not the sort of gate you usually come across in a city street - this one's in Second Avenue.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Round the corner

Yesterday's photo showed the corner of this magnificent terrace situated between First Avenue and St John's Road. The front of the terrace looks across Queen's Gardens and Kingsway to the sea.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sprucing up the seafront

All along the seafront, repairing and painting are in full swing to make good the ravages of winter weather and spruce everywhere up ready for summer visitors.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Second Avenue kitty

Busy admiring architectural details, I almost missed this nicely-camouflaged kitty basking in the sunshine.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Here's looking at you, Hove

This is Dyke Road; the eastern side of the road is in Brighton BN1, the western side's in Hove, BN3. The photo is of the Hove side, taken while I was standing in Brighton.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Name?

This patch of sporting green is between Wish Road and Saxon Road. There seems to be some confusion about what it's called - some maps label it 'Recreation Ground', some call it 'Wish Park' while on others (including Googe Maps) it remains nameless.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

You don't expect

one of these to come rumbling up your street on a quiet Saturday lunchtime. I don't know where it was steaming off to; a Google search failed to turn up anything relevant.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Cocoon's oranges

My LYS (for the non-knitter, that's Local Yarn Shop), Cocoon in George Street has an eye-catching display of knitted oranges hanging from the tree in front of the shop.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Turning 180 degrees

I turned from taking yesterday's photo to face Palmeira Mansions, two imposing south-facing terraces built between 1883-4. They were designed by architect J H Lanchester and builder Jebez Reynolds jnr and consist of large four-storey properties with attics, basements and very nice decorative features.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Palmeira Square

Looking across Palmeira Square towards Adelaide Crescent and the sea with the Floral Clock Gardens in the foreground.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Looking skywards

Roofs, chimneys and architectural features form interesting angles and shapes along the top of Courteney Terrace.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Plumes

I don't think I've noticed a clump of Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) for years - it was the Fashionable Thing to plant in your suburban front garden during the Seventies. This one's growing in a garden in Albany Villas and it's huge.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lumpy and bumpy

I like the extraordinary shape of this tree in Vallance Road; I pass it regularly on my way to the supermarket and the George Street shops. The tree's always flanked by parked cars which is why you can't see the rest of it in today's photo.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Clamped

It's not a good idea to park in a Disabled bay if you're not entitled to do so; it's an even worse idea when your car tax has expired.

Monday, 1 March 2010