Brighton West Pier

With all the awful weather we’ve had in the UK recently, the poor West Pier in Brighton has had a real beating, culminating with a chunk of it collapsing into the sea a couple of weeks ago.  Today the weather is glorious – a proper spring day.  So while we were in town, I took a detour to the beach to take some pictures of the pier in its new form.

west pierThe props on the left hand side fell into the sea after one particularly stormy night, so it is probably only a matter of time now until the rest of the pavilion falls in.

west pier 4The sun was right behind the pier and reflecting off the sea, so the pictures look kind of black and white, even though they’re actually colour.  Considering I took them on my phone, they didn’t come out too badly at all. west pier 2