All The Eights :- There's beauty to be found in most things, you just have to look at them in the right way. The minute I exited the stairwell door and found myself on the upper and exposed level of the multi-storey car park in Brighton Marina I saw this row of empty parking bays all lit up. But as I looked at the bays I sort of saw them mentally as if i'd processed the image in 'black and white'. It looked good to me so I took the shot (with the odd funny look from people in cars driving past).
Queen's Road Quadrant :- Brighton's famous for it's Regency, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture. It's famous Royal Pavilion, Victorian streets, alleyways and seafront. It's a hotbed of history and is rich with figures from the past who ruled, painted, wrote, acted and performed here. But there's another side of Brighton that's been taking over for the last 20 or 30 years and that's the onslaught of modern and unsightly archtecture. I don't mind new things being built at all. It's how things work as every town and city slowly regenerates and evolves as time endlessly trudges on. What I do object to is badly designed buildings that spring up in an otherwise beautiful town or city. I am baffled by a lot of modern architecture and designs. There's very little finesse or style involved anymore. Everything seems to be boxlike and angular, no embellishments are allowed. It makes me wonder how we went from the frilly and fancy Victorian designs through the curved flowing grace of the 30's and ended up here with our edges and angles.
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