Balcony Pose

It was our Silver Wedding Anniversary so we opened our cards and prezzies then went downstairs for breakfast. Before heading out for the day we took photos of us posing on the balcony with the sea in the background. We had intended to get a professional photographer to take some photos of the occasion but none of photographers we approached replied to our messages.

I opened up my tripod to find that it was no longer fit for purpose. When I extended the legs, the clips broke off one by one. It was a good job I had my sturdy GorillaPod with me. It easily clung to one of the hotel chairs at just the right angle to get some nice photographs.

The Royal Pavilion

After the photo opportunity we walked to the Royal Pavilion where we were able to get discounted tickets due to our English Heritage membership. On the outside, the Pavilion is Indian in style whereas the inside has a Chinese influence. The inside is even more ostentatious and extravagant than the outside.

Pavilion Gardens

When we had finished our tour of the Pavilion it was time for lunch which we had in the Pavilion Gardens Café. I chose an egg and tomato sandwich which I prefer over the more usual egg mayonnaise. After I had finished a seagull attempted a duck and dive from behind me with his eye on a crust that remained on the plate. He was unsuccessful in his attempt.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Next, we visited the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. It is currently housing an exhibition ‘Out of the Ordinary’ displaying the work of the photojournalist Roger Bamber who was from Brighton. The exhibition was well worth the entry fee alone, his photography is outstanding.

A Champagne Toast

We returned to the hotel where Mr C ordered a bottle of Prosecco to enjoy in our room whilst we relaxed before dinner. We had eventually come up with a Plan B dining option; the nearby Coal Shed.

Just Me

Dinner at the Coal Shed

Dinner at the Coal Shed

The food and service were excellent, although I felt a little overdressed for the surroundings. During our meal we had been trying to place the accent of the waiter who served us. I had him as being from Australia or perhaps New Zealand but it turned out that he is from South Africa.

The Grand Hotel

Rather than seek out another potentially dodgy pub we returned to the hotel and enjoyed a post-dinner wine in the relative calm of the hotel bar.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2023

8 Responses to “Arundel & Brighton – Day Six”

  1. Hels says:

    The columns in front of the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery have very unusual capitals. I wonder if that was a favourite design of the architect back then.

  2. What a lovely day of celebration you had. Super photo of you bothh. I’ve often wondered about buying one of those gorillapods!

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank You :-)

      Gorilla Pods are really good and sturdy. I have two a large one and a smaller one. Both work with the camera I have but a larger camera would need the bigger version.

  3. lowcarbdiabeticJan says:

    What a wonderful celebration you enjoyed, lovely photographs of the two of you :)

    All the best Jan

  4. Oh I sometimes make the same accent mistakes too!
    I mean I thought I could tell Aussie and South African accents apart.
    Apparently, I still quite can’t differentiate them.
    English accents are so interesting.
    Look at Liverpool and Manchester. They are located so close to each other, yet their accents are worlds apart.

    • CherryPie says:

      There are lots of regional accents associated with my locality and the wider regional area.

      The more local dialect is becoming a thing of the past but the regional accents remain. They all have slight subtle differences that only locals recognise :-)