We walked to the Brighton Pier on Sunday, our first full day in town.
View from the pier.
The weather was in the low 60's and sunny. We were surprised at how crowded the beach was.
View of the pier from the beach.
This is the old West Pier.
Brighton Beach is a shingle beach. I wasn't familiar with that term. But basically, it's a beach made up of small stones instead of sand. There were sandy patches close to the water, but nothing like what we're accustomed to. We were walking in our shoes, but there were lots of people walking barefoot on the stones. And people were sitting directly on it, too.
The Brighton Fishing Museum is located on the beach.
The museum is home to Mr. Punch & Judy.
Punch & Judy was a popular seaside puppet show that begin in the 1600's.
We enjoyed shopping in The Lanes. The Lanes is a bunch of narrow lanes and alley ways with small shops and restaurants.
There are some beautiful churches in Brighton.
Brighton has a large train station. The station was about a 10 minute walk from our house.
Chris & I had tea at this little shop.
We saw one red telephone booth in Brighton. It wasn't functional, but it did help us on several occasions by letting us know that we were headed in the right direction.
This is the Royal Pavilion. This was built as a seaside palace for George, Prince of Wales who later became the Prince Regent, then King George IV. This was his "pleasure palace". My sister's wedding took place here. We took a tour of the pavilion the day before the wedding. Photos were not permitted inside on the tour, but we were able to get some during Bethany's wedding.