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The Azul Pier

By blackpixifotos
The West Pier, Brighton, Sussex, England. My old Hometown a well-photographed landmark, it sadly lacked the funds to restore its former glory instead it's been left for the sea to claim.

Tags: Brighton Blue Derelict Architecture Sea West pier brighton Haunting

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Jestertheclown 13 8.5k 253 England
24 Dec 2016 10:57PM

Quote:it sadly lacked the funds to restore its former glory instead it's been left for the sea to claim.

It's my old hometown too and I can remember this when it as thriving.

It wasn't just a lack of funds that led to its demise though.
Thirty or so years ago, the cast iron uprights that support it were eroded to less than the thickness of your wrist, close to the seabed so I dread to think how frail they've become by now.
As I'm sure you know, it was first abandoned because a workmens' barge crashed against it after which the sea, the weather and finally the arsonists saw to its becoming the wreck that it now is.

Bren.
emit1 9 2 United States
25 Dec 2016 3:12PM
Beautiful and stark. Superb treatment

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