2 Aug 2012
KISSES FROM EASTBOURNE HOLIDAYS DAY 7
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
LETTER K !
Other then to send you a kiss, I couldn't discretely put a "K" into my holiday diary, to take part in the meme ! No other word fits !
The weatherman had announced 20°C and sunshine. I told myself "Hurray" and off I went to take the bus to Brighton England's most populous seaside resort.
As soon we had left a sunny Eastbourne, it started to rain ! As I had been the first person on the bus I also had the best place for taking photos. I sat on the second floor just over the driver ! Unfortunately my pictures are a little dark and decorated with raindrops.
A very nice view from the bus
Even in the rain the South Downs are such a beautiful landscape ! So peacefully in various greens, as far as your eyes could see ! Fortunately I had seen it before when the sun was shining !
After an hour through little villages and beautiful landscapes we finally approached Brighton.
The so famous Pier from far didn't look very special compared to the beautiful Pier in Eastbourne. There was also this wheel which I called "The Brighton Eye" but definitively had nothing to do with the London eye !
When I got off the bus it rained that much, that I only seeked for refuge
and the closest was the Brighton Pier ! I thought I had stumbled into a funfair ! Lots and lots of games for kids and a casino like hall in the Pier building itself ! There was loud music coming from everywhere, not the kind of place to rest !
The inside of the Pier must have been very beautiful, but now with all these gambling machines, it was packed and I quickly got out of there. You weren't allowed to take pictures either because of the gambler's guaranteed anonymity. I didn't even find a decent place to eat in peace, a little café or something, there were only food stalls which are nice when it's warm and sunny !
I had completely other memories of Brighton because I had been there in the 90th, I hadn't noticed the ugly seafront which looks like the Belgian one, mostly new awful modern flats in high buildings.
I had enough, and wasn't keen to see the city itself in the rain. Brighton is certainly a nice place for young people to dance the whole night through or for gamblers who want to spent their time with gambling. Nothing for families or elderly people in my opinion.
I took the bus back, the rain had stopped and I enjoyed the cute little houses in different styles.
all along the way driving through the little towns or villages with only a Pub, a postoffice, a shop and a bus stop !
And then I arrived in Eastbourne again, where the sun was shining ! In such a short distance the weather was completely different !
I sat at the seafront and ordered a cheese toast and tea, and was served like this because the seagulls steal food even out of your plate !
I stayed there for a while taking a little sunbath and enjoyed the nice view on the Eastbourne pier, watched the people walking along the sea and then I returned home.