Saturday, 26 July 2014

Awe-inspiring, The Longest Bench and Jetty St

"Awe-inspiring" :- Shot from a section of the South Downs Way near the Devil's Dyke 'Summer Down' viewpoint and car park. This area is actually just within West Sussex but is only a couple of miles from the edge of Brighton & Hove so many think of it as being part of Brighton's scenery. I shot this back in May around 8:40 pm as the sun was setting over Southern England. If you lok carefully you can just make out the village of Poynings way below in the dusky light through the trees.



"The Longest Bench" :- There are many sections of this very long bench that are impossible to sit and rest on which makes me ponder if it is indeed a bench in places at all. This is "The Longest Bench" that can be found on the seafront of Littlehamptonm in West Sussex, England. It is (reputedly) the longest bench in Britain and can over 300 people. Obviously this image is only a section of it and is actually a shot of one of the end sections which end up under cover and winding around like some out of control or possessed train track. You can read more about the design and the thinking behind it here :- http://www.studioweave.com/projects/the-longest-bench-littlehampton/



"Jetty St" :- This was my one and only evening in the Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey. It's a beautiful and very quaint little village full of tight, narrow roads, nooks and crannies. Because I had limited time I found I was exploring the area at quite a rate which meant I was able to grab the images but unfortunately couldn't spend much time taking it all in myself. Anyway, this is Jetty Street which runs from Middle Wharf to where Fore Street and Polkirt Hill meet. You can see by this image that the village has retained much of its history and still has a feel of the smuggling trade about it.



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