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West Pier, Brighton. Missing some more sections following the recent storm.

Another section of the ruin of the West Pier got washed away by the storm yesterday. I went to have a look today. Some people in Brighton are quite sad about this, which is quite touching when you consider that the pier barely exists at all now. They don't want their ruin ruined even more. I felt a little envious that I'm stuck in a small town inland and wasn't able to watch, free of charge, this titanic struggle betwixt nature and a great big chunk of pseudo-oriental Victorian marine engineering. 

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olamina
Feb. 7th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
I just heard about this. Glad you are far enough to be ok but close enough to be able to go have a look!
benicek
Feb. 8th, 2014 10:37 am (UTC)
The authorities have warned against 'storm tourists' coming to watch the waves, so it seems I am a rubberneck idiot like everyone else.
leopold_paula_b
Feb. 7th, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
"A pier, a disappointed bridge" (Joyce)
benicek
Feb. 7th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
An aspiring ship.
benicek
Feb. 8th, 2014 12:18 pm (UTC)
Have you seen that old Alec Guinness comedy about a ship's captain who suffers so badly from sea sickness that the only vessel he can command is a pier?
leopold_paula_b
Feb. 9th, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC)
sounds like a fairy tale or something from a italo calvino book. "barnacle bill", right? looks charming:

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