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The City of Brighton and Hove

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  • Day121

    Brighton: By the Beautiful Sea

    August 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 57 °F

    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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  • Day28

    The mad King's son

    August 20, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    As we were leaving Brighton on a previous visit, we drove past the Royal Pavilion and Mary said "we must come back and look inside". Well today was our day to check it out. We were not disappointed - what an amazing place.

    George IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III - who was best known as the "mad king who lost America". Followers of Black Adder would know more about this. George didn't get on well with his father and did his best to avoid him - a good way was to spend a lot of time in Brighton. From small beginnings the Pavilion was extended outward and upward with no regard for the cost.

    It looks Indian from the outside and is decorated in a Chinese style on the inside - it has to be seen to be believed. Mary and I spent the whole day there.

    After leaving the Royal Pavilion we explored the lanes of Brighton. The North Laine is much like Salamanca or the Block Arcade in Melbourne - full of people and shops. The people of Brighton are free spirits and it seem like love is in the air everywhere - people just feel free to express their affection in public.

    A walk on the rocky "beach" ended a most enjoyable and interesting day.

    Tomorrow we head to Thame - the place of Robin Gibb's grave and the site of many episodes of Midsummer Murders".

    Cheers
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  • Day12

    Brighton

    September 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Mit dem Zug in 1:20 Stunden nach Brighton. Da es ein sonniger, wolkenloser Tag im Wochenende ist, hatten noch andere die gleiche Idee und der Zug ist voll. In Brighton kommt richtig Urlaubsstimmung auf, langer Strand mit langer Promenade. Sehr relaxed alles. Schöne Stadt mit angenehmer Stimmung. Frischen Fisch gegessen und am Nachmittag wieder zurück nach LondonRead more

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