After a quick visit to my old home quarters of St. Mary’s Sq – was it the long walk back to the hotel, so I walked along the Marine Parade.
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon with a bit chill in the air.
St. Mary’s Sq is at the end of Kemp Town just behind the prestigious Sussex Sq and Lewes Crescent, nearly above the Brighton Marina. So I was far from my hotel on North Street.
It was so sad to see that the famous turquoise railing along the promenade was in such a bad state and in some parts falling off. Also the old seating booths and benches was in a terrible state. That is such big part of Brighton’s history that isn’t looked after.
There were new benches that had been donated with some lovely inscriptions – this is my favorite. That could be me – when I lived in Brighton, I didn’t sit down often enough on the promenade and take time to enjoy the sea view.
The dusk was coming rapidly the closer I got to the Old Steine and the Palace Pier.
I had read about a restaurant by name “Thewitchez Photo Design Cafe Bar” down opposite the big wheel, that was suppose to have great food. Had plans to go there in the evening, but my feet told me that if I go back to the hotel I will not be able to walk back to the restaurant. So I went for a yearly dinner.
A little cafe run by 3 Polish girls – that also works with web and photo design. Very cozy atmosphere and the food is so hearty. A must if you are visiting Brighton. The service very personal and good. They treated me as if I was a repeating guest.
Had Hungarian dumplings with beef stew, very tasty comfort food and as dessert a Pavalova. The menu isn’t big, but very well prepared food. Their coffee is excellent. Spent hours there chatting with the 3 lovely girls.
I had hoped that I will get shots of the Palace Pier all lit up, but they must have had an electrical failure, because it was no lights what so ever.
So that is a reason good enough to visit Brighton again, to get those shots – also I would like to walk the opposite direction on Kings Road … against Hove.
“Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play: “Tiddely-om-pom-pom!”