Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront in photos

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

I’ve managed to visit Brighton no less than twice in the last two weeks, and both times have been blessed with wonderful weather (unlike my rain-lashed trip to Bognor Regis earlier this year).

Naturally, I had my cameras with me (a Ricoh GR and Olympus OM-D EM-5II if you’re interested) and snapped away as I walked five miles or so along the sea front and back.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

I walked down from the station and past the splendid Royal Pavilion.

With soaring domes and minarets, the Pavilion is built in the Indo-Saracenic style that was popular in India for most of the 19th century, and is the work of architect John Nash, who extended the building from 1815.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Enjoying a cooling spray from the fountain.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

A glorious Brighton morning on the beach, with the heartbreaking sight of the West Pier in the distance.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Considering a paddle by the Palace Pier.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Taking it easy.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Busy scenes on the promenade.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Sailboats and sunbathers.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Watching the world go by.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Beach huts.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Relaxing in the shade.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Fishermen at low tide.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Taking a rest.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Preparing the cakes for a child’s treat.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

One of the last swims of the year.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

There was a small festival taking place on the green by the promenade.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Trumpet solo on the bandstand.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Deckchair sunbathers.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Elderly raver ‘avin’ it large.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Seagull pretends not to be looking at the nearby food.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Empty deckchairs and the West Pier.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

A little dog goes for a walk.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Fabulous vehicle with a caravan welded on top.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Rainbow parasol.

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

Brighton: an early autumn stroll along the seafront, September 2015, Brighton, West Sussex, England

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