Firstly I believe I have fixed the weirdness in blog posts caused by some pre work in Australia and the blog using that date instead of the publish date to order them. I do hope this hasn't meant you received multiple repeats in the past 24 hours. If you did - enjoy!
So Brighton. After finishing the blog yesterday we went for an evening walk. The weather had been unkind all day and threatened more of the same but a few good shots nevertheless.
This is looking at the remains of the West Pier destroyed by fire and storms,
We went for a stroll along it but it really is covered in tacky shops and amusements. Still we had some fun.
At the end of the pier is a thing called the booster. These brave folk were getting in.
We had spotted this magnificent building as we arrived yesterday (I initially thought it a mosque and then we discovered it is the Royal Pavillion.
You can find more information here http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/history/
It was sold by Queen Victoria and almost demolished but people power saved it. A real gem. Then we headed to what is known as the North Laine area - a group of narrow roads and lanes filled with shops and market stalls where many things can be seen, including a cranky looking cat in a pub doorway, an interesting means of travel and a dog playing a piano.
Oh and you may have noticed the seagulls have returned to normal.
Further up the beach they are building what they are calling the 360i. It was supposed to be open by now but apparently they have had some stability issues.....
That shot from last night, the weather didn't turn on us today. Here are some boards showing what it will be like.
More info. http://britishairwaysi360.com/Back to the hotel and we decided to treat ourselves to a high tea.
Tomorrow is our last day and, in fact, we take off from Heathrow about 9pm, so maybe one more blog and we're all done. We are off in the morning to find some green! How quickly has the time gone!