Yesterday I saw my first Burning the Clocks. Unfortunately in 4 years of living in Brighton I’ve never made it to the event before, guess Christmas is a busy time. Burning the Clocks is a modern celebration started only in 1993 and is meant to replace old traditions that were lost in time.
A few weeks ago I’ve been to miniature railway at Hove Park in Brighton. It was really great, I didn’t expect for tracks and trains to be that small. When you ride it, you got to actually have your legs on the side of the carriages.
I had a great time at Brighton Marathon today! To be honest I didn’t expect to see so many people taking part, there were 7589 participants (7426 completed the course). And apparently as many as 80 thousand spectators were on the streets.
What I liked the most about it is that the track was going through a road just a few houses away from where I live. I didn’t have to go anywhere, I even popped in home to make myself a cup of tea :)
I had a lovely walk today around graveyards and crematoriums in Brighton. I’ve been meaning to do it for quite some time. What I didn’t realise is just how large they are. First I went to Brighton and Preston graveyard, I thought that it’s a rather small cemetery that is no longer used, but I found out that it is actually connected to two crematoriums and another graveyard across Bear road.
I know that some might think that graveyards and crematoriums are not the best place to got to for a walk, but I had an awesome time there! They are absolutely beautiful, there are a lot of very nice trees and plants growing there, views are amazing and the air is field with scents of spring.
Black plywood has been removed now and you can see actual front of the store. All the windows are still covered in black.
Yesterday I’ve read an article about opening of Apple Store in Ottawa on Electronista. And it looks like that front of the store in Brighton is just like the one in Canada. Continue reading
Been to Lady Boys of Bangkok yesterday. It’s 3rd year I saw it in Brighton. Got quite a mixed impressions, yeah i t was a great fun, but unfortunately it looks still too similar to previous years shows. Theme of this year performance is Mile High, sound all great and exciting. Unfortunately there was only one mile hight act at the very beginning of the show, thats it.
I’ve been today to Anish Kapoor exhibition in Brighton. I was looking forward to see his works for quite some time now. Finally got a chance to go.
He was born in India in 1954 and moved to London in early 70s. Anish Kapoor is said to be one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. One of his most famous works are: Cloud Gate, 110 tons steel loop that resembles liquid mercury in Millennium Park, Chicago; Marsyas, giant sculpture made of 3 metal rings joined by a single PVC membrane at Tate Modern and certainly Sky Mirror in New York (original version was installed in Nottingham, England).