A couple weeks ago I finally made my way to the city of Brighton, located on the southern coast of England. It was one of those amazing English weather days, where the sun rays break through darkened clouds making the skies look especially dramatic.
Although the winds were cold, our mild winter has made January treks to the seaside an unusual possibility. We spent the hours leading up to sunset, walking along the historic Brighton Pier. Rather than write 5,000 words on how beautiful the experience was, I have opted to let the pictures tell the story themselves. Enjoy.
Brighton Pier is a well-known coastal landmark of England that dates back (in its current form) to 1899. In the early 20th Century, Brighton Pier was a popular place to be seen and socialize by the seaside. At the time, you could visit fortune tellers, play with the pin ball machines, and stuff yourself with sweet treats.
In the late 1920’s the first amusement rides were introduced. Although they have taken a much different form, you can still go for a ride on the pier today.
The Pier was closed during World War II for national security concerns, and much of the pier had to be temporarily removed.
Over four million people make the trek to Brighton Pier every year.
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