Monthly Archives: September 2013

Day out in Brighton

We’ve visited Brighton hundreds of times but mainly stick to North Laine, enjoying a yummy lunch as we explore, but this time we wandered around Brighton Pavilion, the extraordinary and extravagant pleasure palace built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV.

Brighton Pavilion

Such an incredible array of domes, towers and minarets.

Brighton Pavilion2

Elaborate street lighting and a great place to stop and look out to sea.

Street light

Couldn’t resist stopping and taking a pic of this little beauty.

Beautiful dog

Great street entertainment

Street Entertainers

and a hot air balloon flying overhead on our journey home.

Hot air balloon

Box Hill Memorial Stone

So, this evening we took a walk on Box Hill and came across this memorial stone

Memorial Stone

Apparently Peter Labelliere was buried, at his request, upside down in a ten foot hole on the top of Box Hill.  “… as the world is turned upside down on Judgement Day” he said, “only he, would be correct way up”.   Three cheers for eccentricity!