Relic – The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Relic.

I’ve gone for two entirely different takes on this week’s challenge.

My first three photos are of what is left of the West Pier in Brighton and Hove.  These photos were taken a few weeks ago.

The West Pier - Brighton & Hove
The West Pier – Brighton & Hove
The West Pier - Brighton & Hove
The West Pier – Brighton & Hove
The West Pier - Brighton & Hove
The West Pier – Brighton & Hove

Built in 1866, the pier has deteriorated since it was closed in 1975.  After two fires and several very bad storms, this is now all that is left of this relic.

My second take on Relic are simply my scrap books.

Books of Relics
Books of Relics
The Book of Relics
The Book of Relics

These scrap books contain relics from my past, which for some reason I do not want to let go.

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19 thoughts

  1. beautiful pictures as always hugh! the pier looks pretty haunting – if i remember correctly it was destroyed in a fire, wasn’t it?

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    1. Thank you Miki. It was indeed destroyed by fire but, even before then, it had deteriorated so much, that it was beyond repair. Such a shame really as there were several attempts to bring it back to it’s original state, but plans never got off the ground. I’ll be very surprised if anything is left of it in 10 years time.

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  2. Nice to see Brighton Beach on a fine day. Good photos, Hugh. I like the third photo of the close-up of the pier – it’s still quite a structure, even if it is merely a skeleton of it’s former self.

    And you just can’t throw out scrap books, Hugh, as you can never replace them. I’ve got a few scrapbooks myself with cuttings from a newspaper I worked at years ago. They seem to get more precious as the years go on. 🙂

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    1. Yes, we were blessed with a fine day, that day, Maria. The beach was not packed because it was the middle of the week, but at weekends you can hardly get a matchstick between them. Very true about the scrap books. They will certainly stay with me until I my ‘sell-by date’ comes up.

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  3. Great interpretation of this week’s challenge, Hugh. Two very different photos that fit perfectly well. That pier looks like a very cool and refreshing place to visit. Doesn’t look like many people around too, peace and quiet.

    I spy some cards peeking out of a scrapbook. You know what? I am a collector of cards too. Christmas, Birthdays, Well Wishes cards, you name it. I have a big pile of them stashed away, waiting to be looked at on a rainy day.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Mabel. I’m so glad I discovered you on here and thanks for following me as well. As for those scrap books, I treat them like family. I’ll never get rid of them because they bring back so many memories.

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  4. I remember this Peer well. I was in 1979 for 3 months in Hove. I hope the other Peer is still open and intact. Brighton is waking such good memories in me. 🙂

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    1. Hi Erwin, yes, Brighton Pier is still open. It was once called “The Palace Pier” but that was changed a few years ago now. I’m glad my post has stirred a few good memories of Brighton for you. I would have loved to have lived here in the 70’s and 80’s but only discovered it in 1993. That day, I fell in love with the place and that’s why it is now home to me.

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