Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

I paid another visit to a chilly Brighton over the weekend and grabbed this selection of 22 photos on my travels around town. I hope you like them 🙂

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Pussy cat in the window.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Solid advice.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Worrying April skies over the pier.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

It was chilly, but that didn’t deter some people from taking to the beach.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Paddling by.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

A plastic Elvis.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

The Whistle Man of Brighton, selling Duck Quackers, Fart Whistles and more.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

The Black Lion brewery was once one of the oldest buildings in Brighton until it was flattened in the 1970s. A near-replica of the original building was put back in place in 1974, and after briefly being called the Deryk Carver, it sensibly reverted to its original name in the 1980s.  []

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

The sad sight of the moribund West Pier, laid waste by two highly suspicious fires and a series of fearsome storms.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Like a vast cock thrusting into the Brighton sky, this is the nearly-completed i360 Tower which claims to be a ‘vertical pier.’

More about the pier: 
Brighton’s derelict West Pier in the winter sun and storms – in photos [2015]
Brighton’s West Pier in 2014 – Victorian elegance rusts into the sea
Remembering the Brighton West Pier in photos, part one
Remembering the Brighton West Pier in photos, part two
The Brighton i360 tower: ‘successor’ to the West Pier
The tragedy of West Pier, Brighton beach, Brighton [2011]
The Brighton Wheel, a Steve Coogan-powered, third-hand alternative to the West Pier [2013]

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Looking east along Brighton beach.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Weathered boat sculpture on the seafront.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

A look down Trafalgar Street, next to the station.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

In the Hope & Ruin, my old pals The Monochrome Set were playing a blinding set in front of a sold out crowd.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

The ever-smiling Andy.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

In the busy downstairs bar at the Hope. We all liked this bar.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Next stop was the lovely Marlborough gay bar which was super friendly.

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Brighton photos: bird whistle man, moody skies, the Monochrome Set and a late bar, April 2016

Our last port of call was the Green Door Store in the Lower Goods Yard by the station. It’s free to get in, has – as the name suggests – a green door, and is open till 4am on weekends. Which is all mighty fine by me.

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