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Chinese-Indian Palace and Summer in Brighton

So I have been quietly AWOL for a few weeks. I blame the combination of general busy-ness, World Cup, and it being summer. I love warm days, and find it very ironic that I suffer pretty bad hay fever throughout – it’s like I’m literally allergic to summer! Just in London too, because it just started happening to me August last year, and never happened to me before in my entire life. So now every day I wake up feeling like an elephant is sitting on my face, reducing any productivity in writing and composing a blog post to 2%. Heck, even my iPhone switches itself when its battery sinks to less than 10%.

I can’t live without my allergy pills now, one every single day, sometimes two or even four on a bad day. But I’m enjoying summer, of course I do. The photos below I took (all iPhone-graphy) when I went to Brighton, England, for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Surprisingly a nice little town, with the famous Brighton pier, and the odd looking palace smack in the middle of the town. If you get a chance, the Royal Pavilion is really worthwhile to visit – all the interior is in Chinese style while the exterior is North Indian style. Sort of. If you’re from the East or South East Asia, you would feel like you’re in Western dreams of China and India. Everything sort of feels familiar, but not quite right!

All in all a very enjoyable day trip from London.

Where ever you are, hope you’re enjoying your version of summer!

Brighton street art
Brighton street art
Brighton candy shop
Candy shop
Royal Pavilion - Brighton
Mee in front of the Royal Pavilion – Brighton

 

Royal Pavilion - Brighton
Royal Pavilion – Brighton
Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier
Brighton beach
Brighton beach
Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier

By mee

Blog about travel, culture, lifestyle and books from London at http://www.wanderingmee.com and http://www.meexia.com/bookie

3 replies on “Chinese-Indian Palace and Summer in Brighton”

Beautiful photos! When we spent a week in London recently we had friends who kept urging us to do a daytrip to Brighton, but as it was Tony’s first trip to the city we decided to keep it local and just enjoy the thrills of the big city (plus, it’s not like we ran out of things to do in London!). But Brighton really does look wonderful and straight out of a BBC murder mystery series! 😀 We will definitely have to visit the next time we are on your side of the pond.

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Ah yes, if you’re London first timer, a week would even seem to short I think. Most people take Bath/Windsor/Stonehenge for their first trip out of London – which is fair. I’d also recommend to do York or Oxford/Cambridge first before Brighton :). I trust you enjoyed your time here, hope you get a chance to visit again soon-ish!

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