Friday, 31 December 2010

Sky and railings

Hove seafront looking towards Worthing.

You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tisbury Road

Tisbury Road and Norton Road (yesterday's post) run along the east and west sides of Hove Town Hall.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Boxing Day constitutional

If you live in Brighton & Hove, it's traditional to go for a bracing Boxing Day walk along the seafront. The weather today is glorious -crisp and sunny - and I was out mid-morning so I could avoid jostling for space with the afternoon crowds.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Christmas and New Year greetings to all in the City Daily Photo community, Jan x

Thursday, 23 December 2010

A different December

The weather's grey, dark, cold and dreary by the seaside. Until things improve, I thought I'd show you some unpublished December shots from previous years. Beach huts on Hove seafront on December 7, 2008.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

The white-liners are back

This time they're changing the uses of some parking bays on Princes Avenue by burning off the old lettering.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Some progress

There's been some progress on last week's roof, although I rarely see anyone actually working on it when I walk past. Comparing the two photographs, today's overcast, grey weather is much less appealing to look at than last week's bright sunshine.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Opposite direction

Looking in the opposite direction from yesterday's photo; this time towards Blatchington Road.

Friday, 17 December 2010


I'm on my way to Hove Delivery Office to collect a couple of parcels that Royal Mail tried to deliver earlier this week. It's cold today and the sky is a chilly light blue. It's a rather boring walk with nothing much to look at and the route is uphill all the way from where I live. This is the view from halfway up Goldstone Villas with Hove Station in the distance.

You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Gazing out to sea

What do men talk about while they're waiting for fish to bite? I wonder...

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

New roof

Work on this roof has been in progress for weeks; it's not really the ideal time of year to be without a lid on your house!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Earlier the same day

Another bus stop photo from yesterday - this one taken on my way to Seven Dials while I was waiting for the 7 bus at the bottom of Goldstone Villas.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Strange shape

Waiting at Seven Dials for a 27 bus to go spend the afternoon knitting and tea drinking with Steph of The Tea Taster and other friends, I noticed the strange shape of this end-of-terrace building. It's on the corner of Melville Road and Dyke Road.

Saturday, 11 December 2010


Roadworks where the A2023 Hove Street joins Hove Street South have extended round the corner down the A259 Kingsway; can't be much fun for drivers.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Blue and pink

Early morning sky over the sea.

You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Monday, 6 December 2010

It's gone

The snow's gone, washed away by heavy rain over the weekend. It's very cold here today and there are crispy, crunchy patches of ice on the pavements.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

New to me

I haven't seen this before - snow and ice topped by a layer of autumn leaves. My part of the UK has had a very early snowfall this year; many trees hadn't shed all their leaves by the time the ground became covered with snow. When temperatures dropped below freezing, the remaining leaves fell.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Putting on a front

I took this earlier in the year when I was walking back home from Hove seafront. The cloud formations were spectacular against a bright blue sky. This is the car park next to the King Alfred Leisure Centre which is hidden from the main coast road by a long row of advertising hoardings.

You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

It's still snowing

Princes Avenue 7.47am; it's been snowing steadily since yesterday.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A little more

Princes Avenue 8.47am; a little more snow overnight and it's still falling. So far, this area has got off very lightly compared to much of the UK.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Just a sprinkling

Princes Avenue 8am; only a little of the white stuff has fallen this close to the sea.

Sunday, 28 November 2010


One for sorrow, two for joy;
Three for a girl, four for a boy;
Five for silver, six for gold;
Seven for a secret, never to be told;
Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss;
Ten for a bird that's best to miss.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Doing it freehand

Straight sections of letters are painted with the help of a metal bar so the lines don't wobble; curves are done freehand.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Repainting road signs

Work is under way locally to repaint faded and worn road signs - this is one of the disabled parking bays outside the Federation of Disabled People in Hove Street.

Monday, 22 November 2010

A long autumn 2

Pembroke Crescent taken on the same day as yesterday's photo. According the the Met Office, temperatures are set to plummet later in the week - that should see off the last of the leaves.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

A long autumn 1

Many of the trees near where I live haven't dropped their leaves yet in spite of some fairly appalling weather over the last few weeks. This is what the junction of New Church Road and Sackville Road looked like yesterday.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Much the same

This photograph, looking down Hove Street towards the sea, was taken almost a year ago and the scene looks much the same today. Damp, cold and wintery, although the sea is calmer this morning (that's due to change because a thunderstorm is forecast for early afternoon) and there are roadworks near the traffic lights.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Constantly changing clouds

The clouds were amazing yesterday; constantly changing shape, texture and colour throughout the day like a slide show. I took this photograph from my balcony at 11.20am and lots more during the afternoon.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Here's one we made earlier

Grey, cold and damp today; here's a lovely summer picture to cheer us all up....