West Pier burning

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Comments (46)

VKeith on July 2, 2008

Thanks for looking Spence, Eraclea, qaiyim, and barbybond! Best wishes from Virginia, US

Radu Stefan on September 21, 2008

Very sad! Excellent composition!

nigelf on October 5, 2008

WOW WOW WOW !!! Amazing shot i wondered if i could find a photo of this and there it was. Sad. Check out nigelf if u have time, thanks.

José Manuel Repetto … on December 6, 2008

Not only the right angle but also the right moment. Good job!

14MAN02 on December 17, 2008

Nice picture, greetings from germany and Merry Christmas!

Malluko on December 17, 2008

VKeith, as Mr. Burns would say: "Excellent". :)

Your picture became a historical point of modern era. You are a lucky man and a good photographer.

Greetings from Brazil and Merry Christmas!

jwford on December 18, 2008

Very sad indeed! I have a wonderful picture of the West Pier at sunset from my balcony at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton when I was there in 1998. Greetings to all from sunny Miami! Happy holidays to all!!!

Bakos ART on December 23, 2008

sad, but great photo! greetings from Wainfleet

turbo ex on January 10, 2009

Great pic, Shame to see that old pier reduced to a rusting frame in hours after standing for over 140 years.

Shaari Hashim on March 9, 2009

What a dramatic ending to this memorable & romantic venue to many souls..I plan to revisit the Pier this April, after some 20 years! & just knew about the fire today by chance..Any news of it being rebuilt? Anyway, its a great & quality shot by Keith.. Greetings from Shaari of Putrajaya, Malaysia.

JakeHills on March 25, 2009

I reckon it was the palace pier lot, because obviously if they were thinking of doing up west pier then their businesses would be under major threat. Great shot btw =]

VKeith on March 25, 2009

Thank you looking and commenting!

Valentina Bona on April 8, 2009

wow that's really fantastic!

Hans-Michael Penzler on April 8, 2009

Very good picture, and I learned somthing about 'Smoke on the Water'. YS

DerekH- 49'er on July 30, 2009

Very sad but also nice to be in the right place at the right time.

Serge Freeman on August 10, 2009

What a fantastic place! Absolutely the one to see and to tell about! May I please use your photograph in our article about this place at my WOW!Travel blog? Thanks in advance!

www.bourlingueur.eu on May 22, 2010

Yes, impressive shot, of course !

Paul13 on June 24, 2010


yuk. on July 4, 2010

OPS! :-O What a pity!!! In any case perfect shot! Right moment in the right place... Cheers, yukthekey

dziwnowik on November 29, 2010

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    by VKeith