Saturday, 30 May 2009

Looking the other way

Taken from the same place as yesterday's HDP, but this time looking down Vallance Road away from the sea.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Getting there

Nearly six months since the first photograph, the new block of flats on Kingsway is almost finished. I can't show you it from my balcony this time (the view is ruined by scaffolding and netting over the front of my block for the next couple of months); this shot is taken looking seawards from the junction of Vallance Road and Vallance Gardens.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Rock rose

Cistus (common name rock rose or sun rose) in full bloom, Pavilion Gardens.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Monday, 25 May 2009

Pavilion Gardens

Bordered by beds filled with plants and shrubs, the lawns in front of the Royal Pavilion are a popular place to sit and relax on fine days. Plant species and varieties are in keeping with the age of the building and are as close as possible to the original list of plants supplied to George IV. The huge shiny disc is one of Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirrors which is on show in the Pavilion Gardens during this year's Brighton Festival.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Making an entrance

This is one of the houses in Princes Square - it has such an inviting entrance that it makes me want to walk down the path and knock on the front door.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Square? What square?

Turning left from yesterday's viewpoint, I walked southwards down Princes Square. It's not a square at all, just a wide road.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Green and leafy

The local streets are looking very green and leafy at the moment - this is the view looking west down New Church Road, one of the main roads running through Hove.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Friday, 15 May 2009


This is the top section of a huge Victorian lectern in St Paul's designed by John Hardman Powell in 1885. Many lecterns from this period are shaped like eagles; this one represents St John the Divine's vision of the Angels of the Apocalypse.
This is the last of my guest blogger Liz's photos - back to normal tomorrow!
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Stained glass 3

Another pair of small stained glass windows depicting saints - St Anne and St Elizabeth.
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Monday, 11 May 2009

Stained glass 1

I've always loved stained glass windows - the rich colours, pattern and intricate detail are endlessly fascinating. Designed by Augustus Pugin in 1848, the windows in St Paul's Parish Church are absolute gems. This pair of small windows depict St Thomas More and St John Fisher.
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Inside the church

The interior of St Paul's Parish Church is full of beautiful, very colourful decoration in the ornate Victorian Gothic style. This shot was taken by Liz when she came to visit at the Bank Holiday and there will be more photos from her during the coming week.
Photograph copyright Liz Marley 2009

Friday, 8 May 2009

I'm gonna get you in my tent

A huge silver tent has appeared on Hove seafront between the beach huts and the main coast road - it's the venue for one of the Brighton Festival Fringe events, Tabu by the NoFit State Circus. I've spent the last few days with these song lyrics running through my head...

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Walking the dog 3

Now May has arrived, the beach at the end of the road where I live is a dog-free zone until the autumn. Shiny new signs have been fixed along the seafront to remind dog-walkers about which stretches of beach are dog-friendly.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Flint wall 2

Another shot of yesterday's flint wall - beautiful colours, ranging from grey and cream to toffee and caramel. I find it amazing to think that the same material was used to make tools during the Stone Age.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Flint wall 1

Flint is a characteristic building material found throughout East and West Sussex - this knapped flint wall is in West Street, Brighton.