To say the life of a blogger is a busy one would be an understatement. Although this busy life is one of our own making sometimes it gets a little tough juggling professional and social lives on top of your other commitments. Although Brighton is only a train ride away I don’t visit this magical place often enough so when the chance came I jumped at the opportunity to get some sea breeze and reset the old noggin:
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Famous for it’s vivacious nightlife, quaint atmosphere and a seaside that’s as good as we’re gonna get in England, Brighton claims a unique charm that’s hard to find and even harder to replicate. As a lover of architecture the diversity of buildings in Brighton continues to surprise. The area’s settlements first developed as fishing villages which means you get to see buildings and materials rarely seen elsewhere.
Elaborate doorcases and porticos with Classical-style details are seen on many 19th-century houses, especially those built in the Regency era although special mention must be given to the Royal Pavilion which dominates the view with it’s domes and minarets.
The Pavilion is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century. It’s the brainchild of architect John Nash, who extended the building starting in 1815 and is a prime example of exoticism that was an alternative to the classic Regency style that dominated the UK architecture scene during the period in the early 19th century when George IV was Prince Regent.
Flexing the old creative muscle it would be a shame if I didn’t grab a few street style shots during the fleeting visit to the beach. Wearing my trusty trench from Zara and a Hard Graft bag to hand this rainy, windy day wasn’t going to stop the proceedings.
Looking effortless these two lads perfectly encompassed the Brighton look of ‘less is more’ and also reminded me that capes will never go out of fashion. Thinking about it now, I really should get myself a cape. Be the Batman of style 😀
So here’s another photo journal out of the way. I have so many more interesting things to bring you guys so leave me a tweet @StyleDivision and let me know which stories you’ve been enjoying.
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