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Brighton & Hove in photographs

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Brighton Wheel
Brighton Royal Pavilion
Hove seafront

for more photos of Brighton and Hove – click on link below…

 

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Brighton & Hove ‘birdcage’ Bandstand

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The magnificent structure known as the ‘birdcage’ Bandstand is a Grade II listed building of architectural and historical importance. It stands prominent on Brighton’s seafront and commands excellent views of the coast. It was designed by Phillip Lockwood and completed in 1884.
Brighton ‘Birdcage’ Bandstand – photo © Robert Bovington

 

Below is a painting by my brother William of Brighton & Hove seafront that includes the ‘Birdcage’ Bandstand.

 

Eve before the Storm’ by Lorus Maver (William Bovington)

 

more paintings by William Bovington: 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorus_maver


other blogs by Robert Bovington: 

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Dead Man’s Grip

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Dead Man's Grip (Roy Grace, #7)Dead Man’s Grip by Peter James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dead Man’s Grip” by Peter James
A Review by Robert Bovington


Location: A balcony in Andalusia

Diane: “Are you going to sit out there reading all day?”

Bob: “No. I’ve nearly finished this chapter.”

Bob finishes the chapter of Peter James’ latest thriller and reluctantly goes indoors to help his wife.

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It is often like this when I read Peter’s Roy Grace novels. It is as though the books are stuck to my hands with superglue, which is most appropriate in the case of “Dead Man’s Grip” because one of the murders in the book involves the ultra strong adhesive.

This book is totally gripping. As usual, most of the action takes place in the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove. Student Tony Revere is killed which is rather unfortunate for the unsuspecting characters who are directly or indirectly involved in the fatal traffic accident. His American parents have Mafia connections and hire “Tooth”, a psychotic hit man to exact terrible revenge on those involved with their son’s death.

As with all the books in the Roy Grace series, the attention to detail is exemplary, especially police procedure – author Peter James’ painstaking research ensures that the police action is believable. His characters, too, are credible. There are the normal suspects – in this sense I mean Roy Grace’s team including sidekick Glenn Branson and the politically incorrect Norman Potting. Also featured are the threads from previous books including Roy’s girlfriend Cleo and his missing wife Sandy.

This is another addictive crime thriller and I particularly like the Brighton connection because I, like Peter James, grew up in the area.

I do, however, sometimes wonder whether the crimes are a bit far fetched. Or are they! I think I’ll remain in Spain rather than return to my roots!

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other blogs by Robert Bovington:

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

The City of Brighton & Hove – some photos

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The City of Brighton & Hove has a number of famous sights like the Royal Pavilion.



The seafront with its piers, Volk’s Railway and the Brighton Wheel:



The Lanes


Another area that is popular with both locals and tourists is North Laine, a bohemian shopping area well served with cafés, bars and entertainment venues.


On my last visit I noticed that some of the buildings in the area had been brightened up with colourful street art…

other blogs by Robert Bovington:

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Scenes from my childhood by Robert Bovington

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snapshot of my:

Events in my Childhood

pinboard on Pinterest…

Please click on the following link to see the entire board…

other blogs by Robert Bovington:

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

England Sept 2012 – Brighton

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Some of the photos that I took in Brighton on my September 2012 visit:

The Rockery near Preston Park is quite spectacular. Here are some of the photographs that I took.

Opposite is Preston Park…

and nearby is Preston Manor. I visited the Gardens…

I saw a squirrel…

on the wall near St Peter’s Church Preston Village, Brighton…

It started to rain so I got on a bus to the Old Steine. It had only been a short shower so I took a photo of the Royal Pavilion…


Then went for a walk along the seafront – the sea was a bit choppy…

Brighton Pier
view towards Brighton Marina

I encountered a new statue…

Steve Ovett was a former Olympian. The former middle distance runner was gold medalist in the 800 metres at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. He set world records for 1500 metres and the mile. He still holds the UK record for 2 miles (3,219 m), which he set in 1978. Like me, he was born and bred in Brighton & Hove.

other blogs by Robert Bovington:

“Photographs of Spain”
“Spanish Impressions”
“postcards from Spain”
“you couldn’t make it up!”
“a grumpy old man in Spain”
“Spanish Expressions”
“Spanish Art”
“Books About Spain”

Sussex & Kent group on Panoramio

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Brighton Royal Pavilion
photo: Robert Bovington
Falmer Pond
photo: Robert Bovington

some more of my photos are included in…

Panoramio – Kent & Sussex.:

 

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