TQ3103 : Looking West from Brighton Wheel

taken 6 years ago, near to Brighton and Hove, Great Britain

Looking West from Brighton Wheel
Looking West from Brighton Wheel
Brighton Pier in the foreground, the Royakl Albion hotel at the centre of picture
Views from Brighton Wheel

Photos taken during a ride on the attraction on Brighton seafront

Brighton Palace Pier

Opened in 1899, Brighton Palace Pier was one of the last piers to be constructed in England. Designed by R St George Moore, it was to be built solely as an amusement and pleasure emporium. At 1,760ft (533.3m) in length, and boasting a wider than usual deck, the pier had everything the discerning tripper could wish for. A 1,500-seater pavilion at the seaward end was complemented by smaller pavilions containing dining rooms, grill rooms, smoking rooms and reading rooms. There were ornamental arches for the electrical illuminations, and an electric tramway ran up the centre. Provision for bathers at the pier head, and a landing stage for pleasure craft completed the picture.

In 1984 the pier was purchased by the Noble organisation who renamed it Brighton Pier however most locals still prefer to continue to refer to it as the Palace Pier.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 December, 2015   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 23 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Housing, Dwellings 
Place (from Tags)
Brighton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3129 0383 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1484N 0:8.2533W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 31527 03774
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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