Scenes From Sussex

Friday, 29 February 2008

Rye, East Sussex.

I've just been playing with a new photo site ~ Smilebox ~ which I found on Gina's site last night. It's easy to use, well it must be if I can use it and there's a free version which I used for these photos I took last year in Rye. I love the gentle English countryside in summer. Rye is an ancient town, even it's church is over 900yrs old, it was like stepping back in time wandering around it's cobbled streets.
I'll leave you to view the photos.

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Sunday, 24 February 2008

More of Brighton, Rottingdean and the Marina.

IMG_7158.jpg Rottingdean village. picture by jlocorriere05

I've been looking through some photos and found some to add here. Brighton is surrounded by villages, namely Rottingdean ~ famous for being the home of Rudyard Kipling, Stanmer, Falmer and Ovingdean. They all come within the borough of Brighton. The town of Brighton was itself a small fishing village known as Brighthelmstone many years ago. It's grown into a large town and was given city status in 2000 by the queen. My family were all fishermen and had stalls in the fish market. I grew up with the awful smell of fish being gutted! Yuk!
The above photo was one I took in Kipling Gardens which are the gardens attached to The Elms, Kiplings' house.
I've added some of the scenery in Brighton including the marina which was completed in 1978 and opened by the queen. It's the largest marina in Europe and is home to 1,600 yachts and boats. You can see by the photos just how crowded it is!
There's an undercliff walk from Brighton along to Rottingdean, I've walked it many times and never fail to be impressed with the white chalk cliffs that stretch from Brighton through to Dover.

Here's a link to St Mary's church, it has such a wonderful interior despite being rather ugly on the outside. It's the only photo I didn't take myself but got it off the church website.

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Sunday, 17 February 2008

Brighton Pavilion.

I've started this new journal to show you around the place I live. Sussex is on the south coast of the UK and has some beautiful ancient towns and villages. It also has some wonderful gardens which are world renowned.
The first batch of photos are of the Royal Pavilion which stands in Brighton city centre. It was built for the Prince Regent, later to become George IV. It has beautifully kept gardens with plants which would have been used in the Regency era.


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I'm a 62yr old AOL refugee, living on the south coast of England. I love travelling and sharing my photos. I live with Nina and Katinka, my two Maine Coon cats.