Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Day 6: 5pm


This is the clock tower that most people coming from the train station into central Brighton will see. It is a cool part of the city and I'm glad to share it with you.

For a little history, according to Wikipedia:

"The Brighton Clock Tower or Jubilee Clock Tower, located at the junction of West Street and Queens Road, Brighton, England, was built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The clock carries portraits of the Queen, Prince Albert and their son, the future Edward VII, and his wife. Above the clock is a gilt copper sphere, a time ball that once rose up a mast every hour and fell on the hour. The mechanism is no longer in use because of noise complaints from local residents.

The tower is made of pink granite and limestone, with limestone figures at each corner, and medallion mosaics of Victoria, Albert and the Prince and Princess of Wales. It was renovated in 2002."



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