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 .....