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Brighton West Pier burning

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Comments (14)

Reynald.d.Chatillon on September 30, 2007

Does not looks good at all...

VKeith on September 30, 2007

I know. The people there said the owner probably set it to get insurance money. And, he was fighting with Preservationists who wanted to save it because it was historical. Some old couples were there and crying because they went on dates there before they were married. I felt bad because the day before, I was photographing thousands of birds that lived there. Thanks, Reynald!

Reynald.d.Chatillon on October 1, 2007

A real pity...

fabiolah on December 31, 2007

Good, dramatic picture, makes my heart sink... Especially after having seen your other one with the birds, first. I like the people on it, I almost can feel their shock. I was there later and saw the ruins, but it was moving enough too. Thanks for sharing the moment

VKeith on January 4, 2008

Yes, I felt very bad for those thousands of birds. Thanks for looking.

Stephen_Nicholas on July 18, 2008

Its been 40 years since I have been back to my home town Brighton. So shocked to see this, with memories fishing there with freinds coming back now. What a tragedy.

The shots very well composed and so dramatic with the crowd.

VKeith on July 18, 2008

Thanks, Stephen. I took a lot of them but I on;y posted a couple. The saddest part was talking to older couples on the beach with tears in their eyes. I spoke to them, and two different couples told me they got engaged in there. It was the spot for hot dates in the 30's I guess!

Aketz on March 29, 2009

It is a pity that burns. Greetings from Bilbao(Spain). Aketz.

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!

ancazk on October 18, 2009

ce fain arde!

Nicolas Aubé on October 3, 2010

Sad picture!

Nicolas Aubé

InTheBush on October 6, 2011

very special picture of a terribly sad event...I can imagine those people you talked to....great with the people watching in the foreground...thanks for sharing this with us! kind regards Caroline

VKeith on October 7, 2011

Thank you for looking!

Reparación de ordena… on May 2, 2015

Que fuerte

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    by VKeith