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Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:36 pm
by Braybuddy
New quarter=new thread!

A short hop across the water again -- this time for a trip around the lovely counties of Cornwall and Sussex. Pics taken a month ago, just at the end of the heatwave:

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Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:36 am
by TSS
Braybuddy wrote:
New quarter=new thread!

A short hop across the water again -- this time for a trip around the lovely counties of Cornwall and Sussex. Pics taken a month ago, just at the end of the heatwave:


Very cool pics, particularly this one of what appears to be an old gatehouse. Do you know if it is currently in use as a private residence?

Also, the herringbone pattern of the stones in the retaining wall connected to it is interesting because I've never seen that on any older British construction. Any idea if there is a structural benefit to that or is it purely decorative?

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This one has me puzzled- Obviously it is the remains of what used to be a structure at the end of a pier, but in better days what was it? The overall shape suggests a dance hall, but the end of a pier seems an odd place for one of those, ditto an arcade. Perhaps a fancy restaurant?

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Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:40 am
by SQ22
Link to previous thread:

viewtopic.php?t=1426853

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:59 pm
by Braybuddy
TSS wrote:
Very cool pics, particularly this one of what appears to be an old gatehouse. Do you know if it is currently in use as a private residence?

Also, the herringbone pattern of the stones in the retaining wall connected to it is interesting because I've never seen that on any older British construction. Any idea if there is a structural benefit to that or is it purely decorative?

That was taken looking through the Barbican Gate (outer wall or fortress) of Lewes Castle, dating from the 14th century (the castle itself pre-dates it by a couple of centuries), which is now a museum, so I guess that answers your question on it being a private residence. I've done some googling and can't find anything about the sonework (or construction). Maybe someone on here might be able to help, though I'd imagine information like that is now lost in the mists of time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewes_Castle

TSS wrote:
This one has me puzzled- Obviously it is the remains of what used to be a structure at the end of a pier, but in better days what was it? The overall shape suggests a dance hall, but the end of a pier seems an odd place for one of those, ditto an arcade. Perhaps a fancy restaurant?

That is the remains of the West Pier in Brighton. It closed over 40 years ago, and burnt down in 2003 (probably arson) and has remained derelict ever since. It is currently beyond repair, although there are proposals to build a new pier at the site. I can't say for certain what the structure you're talking about was, but from what I gather it was possibly a pavilion or concert hall.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pier

It's skeletal remains have become particularly popular with photographers, so in that sense it would be a shame to see it go. With the right conditions photographs of it can have an wonderful eerie quailty.

Glad you liked them!

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:10 pm
by Thunderboltdrgn
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Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:14 am
by TSS
Braybuddy wrote:
TSS wrote:
Very cool pics, particularly this one of what appears to be an old gatehouse. Do you know if it is currently in use as a private residence?

Also, the herringbone pattern of the stones in the retaining wall connected to it is interesting because I've never seen that on any older British construction. Any idea if there is a structural benefit to that or is it purely decorative?

That was taken looking through the Barbican Gate (outer wall or fortress) of Lewes Castle, dating from the 14th century (the castle itself pre-dates it by a couple of centuries), which is now a museum, so I guess that answers your question on it being a private residence. I've done some googling and can't find anything about the sonework (or construction). Maybe someone on here might be able to help, though I'd imagine information like that is now lost in the mists of time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewes_Castle


Very cool, and thanks for checking!

I watched this series on YouTube and found it fascinating. It goes into all aspects of medieval castles, from construction to staffing to support/obtaining supplies, etc. You may have already seen it, but if not I highly recommend it:

Secrets of the Castle: Why Build A Castle? | Episode 1 | (Medieval Documentary) | Timeline- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydoRAbpWfCU

Braybuddy wrote:
TSS wrote:
This one has me puzzled- Obviously it is the remains of what used to be a structure at the end of a pier, but in better days what was it? The overall shape suggests a dance hall, but the end of a pier seems an odd place for one of those, ditto an arcade. Perhaps a fancy restaurant?

That is the remains of the West Pier in Brighton. It closed over 40 years ago, and burnt down in 2003 (probably arson) and has remained derelict ever since. It is currently beyond repair, although there are proposals to build a new pier at the site. I can't say for certain what the structure you're talking about was, but from what I gather it was possibly a pavilion or concert hall.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pier

It's skeletal remains have become particularly popular with photographers, so in that sense it would be a shame to see it go. With the right conditions photographs of it can have an wonderful eerie quality.


With just the right amount of fog I'd imagine so.

Braybuddy wrote:
Glad you liked them!


Glad you posted 'em!

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:09 am
by WarRI1
Excellent set of pictures from both of you. I like the Indian Motorcycle, a name that goes way back here. I think it is the original motorcycle company here in USA. Nice eye spotting that.

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:25 pm
by Braybuddy
TSS wrote:
I watched this series on YouTube and found it fascinating. It goes into all aspects of medieval castles, from construction to staffing to support/obtaining supplies, etc. You may have already seen it, but if not I highly recommend it:

Secrets of the Castle: Why Build A Castle? | Episode 1 | (Medieval Documentary) |

Thanks for that, I'll check it out.

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:35 pm
by Braybuddy
WarRI1 wrote:
Excellent set of pictures from both of you. I like the Indian Motorcycle, a name that goes way back here. I think it is the original motorcycle company here in USA. Nice eye spotting that.

I was intrigued by the name, WarRI1. I'd never heard of them before, so thanks for clearing that up. My knowledge of motorbikes doesn't really extend beyond Harleys, Hondas and Triumphs. But that one sure caught my eye, and I knew immediately that the only way to photograph it was in black and white.

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:57 pm
by September11
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Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:59 pm
by Braybuddy
For some reason, though probably ignorance more than anything, South Korea was never really on my holiday list, but with the price of long-haul flights cheaper that they were ten (and a hell of a lot cheaper than twenty) years ago a trip there was hard to resist. And what a revelation: it ticked-off all the right boxes, not least for photography:

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Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:01 am
by WarRI1
Braybuddy.

I wonder if you know the origin of those mounds, obviously man made? Also the dangling notes or papers hanging from the ceiling. Are they prayers. Good job with the photos. One of my brothers was in Korea in 1950-51. I hope you enjoyed your trip there more than he did.

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:50 am
by mrgrtt123
I love the fact that each photo looks special and beautiful.

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:36 pm
by Braybuddy
WarRI1 wrote:
Braybuddy.

I wonder if you know the origin of those mounds, obviously man made? Also the dangling notes or papers hanging from the ceiling. Are they prayers.

If you're talking about the first mounds in pics 10 and 11 they're purely decorative, WarRI1. They're part of the National Gardens in Suncheon, an impressive attraction in the city:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suncheon_ ... nal_Garden

If you mean the mounds in pic 19, they're a different story altogether. They are burial mounds in the old capital of Gyeongju, which is really a must-see for anyone travelling to the country:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/t ... nt-capital

As for the notes on the paper lanterns -- which I initially thought were prayers too -- apparently they contain the names of people who made donations to the temple.

WarRI1 wrote:
One of my brothers was in Korea in 1950-51. I hope you enjoyed your trip there more than he did.

I won't ask, but can imagine, and yes, I think we had a much nicer time. :shock: Korea has changed a lot since then, and it's a country I'd recommend to anyone, without hesitation.

For some reason, the last pic of the series doesn't seem to be showing, so I'll repost here:

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mrgrtt123 wrote:
I love the fact that each photo looks special and beautiful.

Thank you! :smile:

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:24 am
by WarRI1
Braybuddy

If you mean the mounds in pic 19, they're a different story altogether. They are burial mounds in the old capital of Gyeongju, which is really a must-see for anyone travelling to the country:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/t ... nt-capital

As for the notes on the paper lanterns -- which I initially thought were prayers too -- apparently they contain the names of people who made donations to the temple.


Yes, I was referring to the burial mounds. It seems that there is a similarity there to here and everywhere else, donate money, get name on something. The last picture is an eye catcher for sure, as they all are. Thanks for the info once again.

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:16 pm
by Thunderboltdrgn
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Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:25 am
by WarRI1
You captured quite a scene, somber and kind of forbidding.

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:31 am
by Braybuddy
Lovely pic!

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread Q4 2019

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:48 pm
by SQ22
Please continue to post your pictures here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1438035

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