Tag: 2012

Brighton West Pier

The remains of Brighton West Pier

There was an eerie light over Brighton beach at dawn this morning. Just five minutes after I took this photo the heavens opened with a torrential storm complete with thunder and lightning! The photo shows the remains of Brighton’s West Pier at first light on a cold December morning. West Pier was originally opened in […]

Brighton Seafront Bandstand

Brighton Seafront Bandstand at night

Brighton Rocks at Night Here’s a photo of Brighton’s famous seafront bandstand, on Kingsway drive near to the remains of Brighton’s West Pier. Designed and built by Phillip Lockwood in 1884, the ornate structure is considered to be one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian bandstand. The bandstand is available for private hire […]

Farnborough Christmas Tree Portable Airship Hanger

Farnborough Business Park Christmas Tree

Happy Christmas from Farnborough A simple christmas tree in the Portable Airship Hangar at Farnborough’s IQ Business Park. The structure above the Christmas tree is a First World War airship hangar built in 1912. Now standing near Farnborough Airport, the steel structure is 250ft long and 70ft wide. It was originally a portable structure – […]

Coldest day 2012

Tree Frost from Freezing Fog

The coldest day in 2012! Here’s a photo I took on my way to work near Milford in Surrey. Last night’s weather was curious. Sub-zero temperatures and lots of moisture in the air led to freezing fog (yes I was listening to Mr Webb in Class 4.6 all those years ago) which is why the […]

Bognor Regis Pier in Winter

Bognor Regis Pier at Dawn on a November morning copy

Early start at Bognor! Bognor Regis pier at dawn on November morning. The tide was out and even though it was 6 o’clock on a Sunday morning there was plenty happening – fishing boats being launched, dog walkers and joggers – and even folk returning home in their clubbing clothes from Saturday night! The pier […]

Selsey Bill RNLI Lifebout Station

Selsey Lifeboat Station at Night

Selsey Lifeboat Station Good old Selsey Lifeboat Station. Always there for a decent photograph – standing proud, feet in the sea. And this evening the weather was perfect – one of those wonderful November nights with calm seas and a warm breeze. And the other great thing about Selsey Lifeboat Station is the pub next […]

Horse Sand Fort Portsmouth

Horse Sand Fort in the Solent

Castle in the sea Horse Sand Fort is one of four “Palmerston’s Follies” Sea Forts off Portsmouth Harbour. The four forts are Horse Sand, No Man’s Land, St Helen’s and Spitbank Fort. The Forts were built during the 1860s to protect Portsmouth and the naval dockyards from invasion by the French and Napoleon. The forts were […]

Southwold Pier Suffolk

Southwold Pier Colour

On the pier Southwold Pier at sunset on a balmy February evening… the perfect place for a romantic stroll before heading off to the very fine Lord Nelson pub for an equally fine pint of Adnams Oyster! Who’d have thought that February could be so lovely 🙂 This photo is on Flickr and 500px – […]