Monday, 26 May 2008

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!!!

I've been playing in my very basic graphics prog (a scrapbooking one I've not used for scrapbooking yet - lol!!) and made myself a new blog header. I decided that I wanted something different to using a craft background paper - which is what I had - and something more related to the general ramblings this blog is turning out to be but, also relevant to me. I found a stunning photograph via Google Maps (click to see my area) which was just what I wanted and this is the original, found on Panoramio, photographed by 'superglue'.


It's a photo of the ruins of the West Pier, Brighton & Hove's 2nd pier (and the setting for the 1969 film 'Oh, What a Lovely War), until it's demise. There's been a lot of debate about restoring this pier to it's former glory but I feel it's gone too far now for restoration. Many people are calling for it to be removed completely but I think the ruins are amazing. Silhouetted against a fiery sunset the effect is stunningly beautiful and very surreal. Below the surface it's teaming with sealife as it has now become something of a reef. Personally I think it should be left and leave nature to take it's course, as it has done already over the years.

Anyway, the blog header is now a picture from my home town and I hope you enjoy the view - lol!

I have more changes in mind and I'll post about those when I've time to play .....

3 comments:

Jan R said...

Fantastic photo you've found there Pam, and you've made it into a great heading, well donr you !

Jean said...

Wonderful photo Pam. I remember the pier well. I came for a holiday to Brighton with my best friend's family 1958 or 9, and we stayed in a hotel on the front - the first time I had stayed in a hotel, our holidays were always with relatives or friends. Liz and I loved the piers and spent most evenings on them. Think it must have been where all the teenagers gathered.

Toni said...

Wow its a georgous photo pam and fabulous header