Well here I am laying on a hotel bed. I've ordered food, the main is quail :D
I guess first impressions greatly impact our view of the place. My first impression was a dingy, urine smelling multi-story car park, not good eh.
That said I headed off to the Royal Pavillion. It was built for George Prince of Wales (later George IV), its odd isn't it.
I have to say its amazing inside especially the dining room and the music room (something will be winging its way over OC).
I then head for the first church of the trip
748, St Michael and All Angels, Brighton.
It was built by Bodley, his nave is now an aisle of a later addition by Burges. It doesn't look much from the outside even though Jenkins puts it in the top 100.
When I arrived, there was a guided tour going on which I was told I could join for a fee. I avoided it and started snapping, comments were made about photographic permits and not for publication. I put the obligatory £1 in the box.
I then went to
749, St Bartholomew's, Brighton.
Its in a much less salubrious part of town but the two ladies who greeted me were ever so friendly which tells you not to judge a book by its cover I guess.
Apparently its the tallest parish church in Europe. Its another Victorian church.
I headed on to Michelsham Priory. I had a lovely wander around the pretty grounds, read my book, enjoyed the sun and teased people about a chocolate cake ;)
Hermonscaux Castle was close to my hotel and as it was only 3pm. (after a detour to a shop selling British Wine - looks at bag by side of bed!).
Tomorrow will be less packed !!