Images of Brighton
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Copyright 2012 Paul Powici v.2
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Brighton is the major part of the City of Brighton and Hove situated on the south coast of England.
The city started to really develop in 1780 and it became a fashionable resort patronised by the Prince Regent who became King George IV. The Prince Regent commissioned the Royal Pavilion which became a symbol of opulence and is well worth a visit. It was designed by John Nash with distinctive “Indo-Saracenic” architecture and an Oriental interior.
The railway came to Brighton in the 1840’s enabling day tripping from London and the population grew to reach over 120,000 by the early 1900’s. During the Victorian period many major attractions were constructed including both piers (The Palace Pier and the West Pier) as well as the Grand Hotel. Other attractions include the Brighton Clocktower built in 1888 for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, the Volk’s Electric Railway (the world’s oldest operating electric railway), and more recently the Brighton Wheel.