Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (4) (This is getting silly!)

I love taking photos at sunset, my first ‘good’ photo was at sunset, so I guess that was what got me hooked.  These two are especially interesting as the West Pier in Brighton has now completely collapsed.  The Pier was closed in 1975 but tours were offered until part of the Pier collapsed in a storm at the end of 2002.

My first photo is from 2002 and shows a murmuration of starlings coming to roost in the concert hall.

Starlings coming to roost at The West Pier in Brighton

Starlings coming to roost at The West Pier in Brighton

In 2003 there were two fires which destroyed the concert hall and there have been subsequent collapses due to storms and small fires.

My second photo is of the pier in 2008 showing the bare skeleton which remained then.

Brighton West Pier April 2008

A further part of the pier was demolished in 2010 however there are plans by The West Pier Trust to rebuild the pier in the future.

I have now uploaded 3 (!) other posts relating to this challenge & tomorrow is Friday!

Weekly Photo Challenge; Silhouette

Weekly Photo Challenge; Silhouette (2) and

Weekly Photo Challenge; Silhouette (3)

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Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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6 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette (4) (This is getting silly!)

  1. I find the photo of the bare skeleton really compelling. I’ve never been to Brighton, I really do have to make a point of getting down there on a future trip to England.


    • Barbara says:

      It is well worth a visit, especially in the summer. I will be doing a post on Brighton in ‘My Travels’ at some point. The advantage of not being a native English-girl is that I am a tourist almost everywhere that I go here :). Brighton is the nearest seaside to a lot of London & has been a holiday town since before Victorian times. In Ireland we have lots of beaches but nothing like the English Boardwalks, Promenades or Piers.

      Both piers are very photogenic 🙂


  2. Grannymar says:

    Would I be right in thinking that you like silhouettes? 😉 Great photos.


  3. I love your selection for this challenge. I have done this two years and am amazed at the new community of bloggers who stop by me!


    • Barbara says:

      Thank you! I have literally hundreds of thousands of digital photos on my computer that I rarely look at, this is a great way to get me to look through them all and find ones that match the challenges. Looking at other people’s posts reminds me of other photos & hence the 4 separate posts for this challenge!!


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