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Variety Pack #234

All sorts of bits and pieces today. It’s probably not quite #234 in a series, but it’s the kind of post I haven’t done for a while. I’ll start with an old friend from Falmer Pond, taken yesterday. It’s a duck (not a rat in case you were hoping.)

Duck reflected in Falmer pond

Duck reflected in Falmer pond

Also from yesterday a shy lizard (the green one again)

Common lizard campus

Common lizard campus

And a rude lizard!

Common lizard showing forked tongue

Common lizard showing forked tongue

This morning took me down to Brighton seafront (I’m all over the place at the moment for work). These were taken around 8.30am in foggy conditions. The first is the latest iconic Brighton structure, the incomparably dreadful i360.

i360 (i-Sore) tower in the mist on Brighton seafront

i360 (i-Sore) tower in the mist on Brighton seafront

Much more to my taste are the stunning ruins of the old West Pier. I never tire of them.

The ruins of the iconic West Pier, Brighton

The ruins of the iconic West Pier, Brighton

Lastly, something from the garden… one of the badgers.

Badger in the garden at night

Badger in the garden at night

Camera note: pier and i-Sore taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens; the duck with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens; lizards with the EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens; and the badger with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.

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Brighton Seafront

Brighton seafront is in a state of decay, and apparently is currently preparing a bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To be sure the Victorian arches (home to all manner of artisans) are crumbling and significant work is needed to keep the historic seafront standing.

Street light, a feature of the iconic Brighton seafront

Street light, a feature of the iconic Brighton seafront

Meanwhile there is plenty to see, including the Brighton Wheel.

The Brighton Wheel is a recent but well-regarded feature on the historic seafront.

The Brighton Wheel is a recent but well-regarded feature on the historic seafront.

The latest addition to Brighton is the much more controversial i-sore i360 tower, supported by taxpayer guarantees (private investors backed away). This photo shows the current state of building. A donut shaped glass ring will be added, but basically this is it: an industrial chimney dominating the city. Every time I see it I think that Shoreham power station has got that little bit closer.

Brighton, with central Pole of the controversial i360 tower dominating the Brighton skyline.

Brighton, with central Pole of the controversial i360 tower dominating the Brighton skyline.

Closer to ground level there is plenty of colourful graffiti…

Graffiti on Brighton seafront

Graffiti on Brighton seafront

And the local residents who really couldn’t care one way or the other 😉

Herring gull

Herring gull

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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