Wednesday, 4 November 2015

An Urban Wander around Brighton

Until a few weeks ago I hadn't visited Brighton for several years, so was more than pleased to have the opportunity to spend a weekend there. Armed with my trusty phone camera, we set off exploring. First up we were greeted with quite a treat, the Brighton Breeze 2015, a VW festival on the promenade. I took hundreds of pictures here of which these are but a couple, but probably my favourites.


VW Campervans, Brighton Breeze
VW Campervans, Brighton Breeze

VW Campervans, Brighton Breeze
VW Campervans, Brighton Breeze

Also at the Brighton Breeze were a couple of other items of vintage interest to me. It wasn't until I looked closer at the photo though that I realised that these may in fact be re-makes or re-models, as the names have been changed from the originals I remember from the 1970's, i.e. Raleigh Chopper, Chipper and Tomahawk to what you can see below. Maybe some subtle play on words here I'm not seeing.

Vintage Raleigh bikes, Brighton Breeze
Vintage Raleigh bikes, Brighton Breeze

Ideal for picnics, this turntable in a suitcase.

Vintage record player, Brighton Breeze
Vintage record player, Brighton Breeze

Back on to more familiar territory now, we have a selection of ghost signs. The first one has possibly only recently been revealed, as I can't find any reference to it anywhere. I would think that it was some sort of garage.

PETROL PRATTS GAS

Ghost sign, Brighton
Ghost sign, Brighton

Next up is a wonderful doorway mosaic.

Doorway mosaic, Brighton
Doorway mosaic, Brighton

And the final Brighton ghost sign 

FURNITURE
SHOW ROOMS

Ghost sign, Brighton
Ghost sign, Brighton

As we wandered through the Brighton lanes, this street corner reminded me of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco.

Street Art, Sydney Street, Brighton
Street Art, Sydney Street, Brighton

Please to see the bandstand still in great condition.

Band Stand, Brighton
Band Stand, Brighton

And of course no trip to Brighton would be complete without a shot of the Pavilion.

Pavilion, Brighton
Pavilion, Brighton

A weekend was far too short a time ... we will be back.

    

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