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Brighton & Sussex


Mostly ancient prints I've recently scanned (with the excellent Epson 4490) to save them for posterity... these ones are from Brighton and thereabouts.

Telscombe vicarage

No particular connection to me. But I love Telscombe because there's a kinda secret way there. Travelling east along the coast after Brighton, there's not another tarred road north until Newhaven. But there IS a legal road, running across Telscombe Tye. In the other direction (from the village) it's marked as a dead end. But it also has 60mph signs! Exploring it, and finding a gorgeous little village at the end, complete with red telephone box, was like discovering a lost world.

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Russell Square, Brighton

The strange vignette effect is there on the print. Unintentional but oddly attractive I think. In the middle of the frame is my Brighton flat from 1996/97.

Pumping

Lewes (East Sussex, UK) suffers really badly from flooding, since most of the flood plain has been built on, especially in the latter 20th Century when various concrete-floored retail parks and industrial estates have sprawled well beyound the railway goods yards they began in. Here some pumps dump water from the streets back into the river after the flood has begun to subside. It had been so bad that domestic insurance companies set up emergency contact centres in the back of lorries!

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Beach baguette!

Mister Jim Porter of Myrtle Beach and Brighton.

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Hazel & Adam

Always liked this shot. I had it scanned to a greyscale image for ages (which I probably ought to upload for comparison) but I've been scanning some old prints lately and rediscovered that it was actually a colour original. So here it is. I love the shapes of Sir Brian Spence's Sussex University campus, and here Hazel's hat fits rather nicely with the Meeting House behind her. But the real design classic is that lamp-post. Since I've added this to the Sussex Uni campus group, I'd better be helpful by saying we were standing at the top of the steps at the entrance to what was then COGS, with the MAPS stores behind us. I think they're called Pevensey now, or something new-fangled like that. (Boo.)

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Two (red)

Spot the original K6 and the refurbished one that wasn't always there. [/geek] Don't think it's too tricky, but just for fun, added to the "Guess where Brighton?" group. So...

Eddy!

At Alix's wedding. Somebody remind me of the date?

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Tin soldiers

Uploading some oldies as I do some archiving. This is some of Company:Collisions , for which I was / sometimes am Stage Manager, rehearsing for our open-air production of Hans Christian Andersen's The Tin Soldier , adapted to pertain to Iraq, and performed as part of The Streets of Brighton festival in 2003. With the help of Alan and the gang from ACA Scaffolding, we erected the entire theatre in the grounds of St. Peter's Church in the middle of Brighton. And I got to play with some excellent green fire thanks to the pyrotechnics involved! :)

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