1650 ft long, costing nearly 140 thousand pounds, the pier was designed by R. St.George Moore, using oriental features to echo the Royal Pavilion. After a cash crisis soon after building commenced in 1891, the pier was finally completed by Sir John Howard in 1899. The ironwork on this pier is original, and many of the kiosks bear the initials BMMP, standing for
and Pier Brighton Marine Palace
i love the paintwork...i think it's like victorian graffitti!
lottie and i shared a bag of donuts
under the pier, shaded from the sun but seeing a new aspect of the pier
we found glass pieces tumbled by the sea which we shall make into pendants
the ironwork reminds me of iced lacework on wedding cakes
gothic and wonderful
we also saw a by-plane do loop the loop over the pier!