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i was away for the weekend at a hotel on the front at Brighton. After a rainy morning, the sun came out in the afternoon and a walk along the beach seemed inviting.

This is the West Pier which burned out in 1975 and was taken almost directly into the sun to get the effect I wanted.

The following is an extract from the website 'thisbrighton':

"Brighton's is a history of three piers: the Chain Pier (1823 - 1896), the West Pier (1866 - 1975) and the Palace Pier (now called Brighton Pier) (1899 - still going strong).

"Today Brighton has two piers. The one on the east side of the seafront is Brighton Pier (formerly, Palace Pier) and is in good working order, attracting a claimed 3 million plus visitors each year. The other, the West Pier on the west side of the seafront (as its name suggests!) is a scene of dereliction. All that remains of this Grade 1 listed building is its blackened, charred iron skeleton."

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