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The City of Brighton and Hove

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  • Day2

    Trying to stay dry @Brighton

    October 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Trocken und windig sind wir recht gemütlich in den Tag gestartet. Auf die Wetter App achtend, waren wir gut darauf vorbereitet, dass es genau um die Mittagszeit wieder regnen würde. Also haben wir uns bemüht das Sightseeing davor zu schaffen. Es ist uns ziemlich gut gelungen und mit den ersten Regentropfen sind wir ohne Schüler , die nun Zeit zum „shoppen“ haben, in ein unglaublich gemütliches Lokal gestartet . Nun fühlt es sich bei offenem Kamin und Chai Latte nach „ cosy Sunday afternoon“an!
    Am Schluss kamen wir sogar noch in den Genuss der ersten Sonnenstrahlen als wir am architektonisch schönen Bahnhof auf den Zug warteten und zwei Schülerinnen machten dem Ruf der Österreicher als Musikernation alle Ehre!
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  • Feb8

    Brighton; Urban Ramble, part 1

    February 8, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Three of us set off for first part of this "figure of eight" shaped urban ramble based centrally.

    We passed the clock tower on our way up to Brighton Station to start the walk. Walking down Camden Terrace,, a twitten (local dialect for an alleyway), we proceeded to St Nicholas's Church which is the oldest surviving building in Brighton. Another twiten led us to the Montpelier district of the town - lots of classical and Recency architecture here, with Montpelier Crescent (Amon Henry) being the highlight of the area. Crossing the St Ann's Well Gardens, where Brighton's reputation as a health spa began due to the natural spring there being a source of particularly good spring water, we strolled down to the wonderful green expanse of Brunswick Square.

    Proceeding along the seafront - see earlier post - we turned left at the Palace Pier and passed the Old Steine Gardens to walk through the Lanes, a quirky and colourful area with lots of interesting shops. Next we walked through the Cultural Quarter which includes the Brighton Dome, the Museum and, of course, the Royal Pavilion. Designed by John Nash, the palace here has an Indo-Islamic appearance on the outside (very Silk Road); the interior is saved for my next visit to Brighton,
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  • Day57

    Brighton Pier

    August 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Brighton im August ist wie Schottland Ende September! Wir haben uns kurzerhand ins ehrwürdige Royal Albion Hotel am Brighton Pier, bzw. in den Pub daneben, einquartiert.
    Gerne erinnere ich mich an den ersten Meeresmaler Besuch hier in 2014, das war damals auch eher schattig:
    Meeresmaler unterwegs, Folge9:
    https://youtu.be/rj1CeA_3xx4

    Brighton in August is like Scotland at the end of September! We have accommodated ourselves in the venerable Royal Albion Hotel at the Brighton Pier or in the pub next to it.
    I like to remember the first sea painter's visit here in 2014, which was also rather shady at that time:
    Sea painter on the way, episode 9:
    https://youtu.be/rj1CeA_3xx4
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    Robert J. Kuper

    Kein "Mr. Porky"?

    8/14/19Reply
    Meeresmaler

    Gibts nicht. Dafür Liverpool gegen Chelsea!

    8/14/19Reply
    Robert J. Kuper

    Da ist bestimmt auch ein trockenes Schwein dabei. ☝️

    8/14/19Reply
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  • Feb8

    Brighton; Urban Ramble, part 2

    February 8, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Only two of us for the second and more strenuous half of the walk which takes us up the valley via Richmond Heights to the "Pepperpot", the last remaining element of an Itaianate villa. Passing through the lovely Queens Park, we proceeded up Whitehawk Hill to the aerial mast and then past Brighton Racecourse, one of only two horseshoe shaped courses in the UK (the other, Epsom, does not form a complete circuit either).

    Passing through a tunnel under the racecourse, we walked downhill along the Tenantry Down Allotments to the Brighton Cemetery, way more interesting than you might think! Then it was downhill to The Level, a restored park area where two streams converge, past St Peter's Church and back to the hotel.

    Brighton is a wonderful place and I look forward to returning.
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    Ant Travels

    Bet the neighbour is happy !

    2/19/20Reply
     
  • Feb7

    Brighton; Seafront

    February 7, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    This trip was with a group of friends based at my local pub - a lads weekend away! It was the first time I have ever been to Brighton in my life and the town did not disappoint - it is a marvellous place and I will definitely return to repeat the urban ramble with Helen and to see things that were missed.

    After a good journey down by car we decided to all go the sea front. First we went to the British Airways i360 viewing tower; this needle like structure was opened as recently as 2016 - normally the "flights" have to be reserved in advance, but no problem with that in early Feb! Lots of good information about how it was built (from the top down!) and excellent views as the cabin ascends to the top. Well recommended.

    Then a walk along the esplanade seeing the various sites - the "Birdcage" Bandstand,, the upside-down house, the remains of the West Pier, the pier arches creative quarter, the fishing museum - until reaching the Palace Pier.

    A great afternoon - thirsty work....
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  • Day41

    Brighton

    January 17, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 46 °F

    What a town! Next to Blackpool it is the epitome of the seaside resort. The pleasure pier was complete with 2p coin slide machines, candy floss and fish and chips. It was very windy and a little rainy which added to the typically English experience.Read more

    Robert Delzell

    Very clean streets

    1/21/20Reply
     
  • Day1

    Brighton, England

    May 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Unser erster Stop in good old England war Brighton. Wir hatten eine grosszügige air bnb Wohnung in Hove und sind von dort aus einfach nach Brighton city gelaufen.
    ich erinnere mich, es war sehr kalt und wir hatten schon Bedenken, dass das so bleibt.
    Brighton ist eine bunte Küstenstadt, hat nette kleine Cafes und Pubs. Ein guter Start.
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  • Day121

    Brighton: By the Beautiful Sea

    August 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Brighton is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England, only 10 miles from where we are house-sitting. In the Georgian era, the Prince Regent, later crowned King George IV, spent a lot of time in Brighton, and built the Royal Pavilion where he would host parties. We toured the Royal Pavilion and it was amazing! The inside is decorated with Chinese-inspired wallpaper, furniture, and statuary. The dining room has a huge chandelier held to the ceiling by a carved and gilded dragon, and there are dragon motifs everywhere. We were disappointed that photography was not allowed inside!

    Brighton Pier was added in the Victorian era, and has been copied in many seaside resorts around the world. Day trippers started coming from London when transportation improved. It is only about an hour's train ride.

    We took the bus East of town to see the coastline and the chalk cliffs.
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    Bruce Erichsen

    GREAT photos, but if Dean is rotting make him shower 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😊😊😊😊

    9/6/18Reply
    DeanandLindasTravels

    Ha! I knew you'd have a comment on that one!

    9/6/18Reply
    Bruce Erichsen

    😁😁

    9/6/18Reply
     
  • Day3

    Brighton Pier

    May 31, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Walk über den Brighton Pier - wir investieren £3 im Casino, verlieren an den Münzmaschinen innert kürzester Zeit alles. Finden später £1 in einem Münzfach und streichen es als unseren Gewinn ein.

  • Day3

    Food for friends

    May 31, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Wir haben das hübsche, tredige Vegi-Restaurant beim Shoppen am Vormittag entdeckt und buchen nun online, weil wir Lust auf was Gesundes, Leichtes haben. Fantastisches Essen & toller Platz am Fenster mit Blick auf 3 Pubs vis-à-vis. 😍😍😍Read more

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