Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion, inextricably linked to Brighton, is the work of John Nash and is a fascinating building of oriental fantasy:

It has provoked controversy, inspired fervent adulation and, throughout its colourful history, become one of the most instantly identifiable architectural images in the world.

It takes its unique character from the man for whom it was built, George IV, and its magnificent interior is a reflection of his personality and Regency reign. It was conceived as a monument to style, finesse, technological excellence and above all pleasure. It remains unequalled in its colossal ambition and glorious sense of joie de vivre.

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 26th 2012

14 Responses to “Architecture 100 :: 13 – Royal Pavilion”

  1. Frida says:

    Like something from Arabian Nights :-) Gorgeous!

  2. Ayush says:

    excellent view. love the nice, clean look of this place

  3. Bernard says:

    All the Pubs around here are being converted into Indian or Thai restaurants. They never look right to me. All that lovely old black & white timbering and thatched roofs. :(
    I wonder how long it will be before they twig that the Pavilion would ‘Fit the Bill’ much better? :)

  4. Twilight says:

    Ah yes, I remember it well! Lived in Brighton for around a year once.
    I was going to say it could be called “a Folly”, but having checked Wiki
    apparently not, because it was used for a purpose. It has the eccenric – for the location – style of a Folly though. :-)

    • CherryPie says:

      It is very eccentric, but it was built for a purpose. So not quite a folly ;-)

      I didn’t get to go inside due to the queues and time available. I intend to go back to see what I missed :-)

  5. I love Brighton! :)
    Have you been to their new Cultural Quarter?
    Shops in that area are brightly painted, very colourful. :)

  6. liz says:

    Amazing looking place. I’ve never been there – or to Brighton at all. You do get around!

  7. Steve Hayes says:

    I was quite surprised that I recognised it instantly, though I’ve never seen it and have seen very few pictures of it, and certainly none as revealing as yours.