"Distant Memory" :- In memory of the Indian Soldiers that gave their lives fighting for the British Empire in the First World War, The Chattri stands on the south downs 500 feet (150 m) above the city of Brighton, England. It's design reflects an Indian styling. It's construction is white marble from Sicily which forms the body of the memorial. That in turn sits on a large base of grey stone which then rests on three blocks of granite. The Chattri is a tall, domed pavilion, rising to 29 feet (8.8 m).
"The Red Weed" :- Whilst I was out on the rocks securing this image I could hear the music of Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds" going on in my head interspersed with electronic scratchy cries of "Ooh - Laa". It made me wonder what Aliens & their worlds would really be like if we could find them and see them. Surely not the stuff of 1800's and early 1900's science fiction that we hooked onto and into. Silver suited men with odd hand signals, multi eyed machines that see in red, green and blue and robots that can deliver bottles of bourbon out of thin air can't possibly be what alien life is really like. Can it? Just because a planet or star cannot sustain a life like our does not mean that it couldn't sustain other forms of life. Life that can survive in atmospheres that are alien to us. Who knows. By the time I'd thought all of this the shot was in the camera and I, once again, had wet feet!
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