Here's a photograph of the beautiful bandstand on Brighton seafront. See the sea in the distance? I included a similar photo back in February for a Silent Sunday post showing the winter light. This one in contrast shows clear blue skies and summer's beaming sun. I'm always fascinated by the intricate detail on the bandstand. I've read about the history only recently so thought I would share these facts! Did you know that the Brighton bandstand first opened in 1884? Bandstands were particularly common in the Victorian era and used by the local community to come together to listen to music and watch performances. The Brighton bandstand served the whole of Brighton and Hove up until the 1960s. However, after this it went into complete disrepair from a lack of maintenance. Luckily, in 2009, it was fully restored and opened to the public again. Today it's still used for concerts, salsa classes (I saw these the other day and have been meaning to look them up) and it's also become a popular venue for wedding shots or even the actual wedding ceremony! Fellow bloggers Lauren from Belle du Brighton and Emma from The Joy of Five both had wedding photographs taken there! It has a great view out to sea including the West Pier (sadly burnt down) a short distance away. Have you visited the Brighton bandstand? What do you think of it?
#MyAugustPhoto Linky: I'm posting a photo a day in August & have created a brand new linky for this month. If you would like to link any of your photographs just click on the link below. Looking forward to seeing them!
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