Ages ago I wrote a little bit about Brighton (where I live) and posted photographs from different locations around the city. I promised that I would do a blog post in the future about some of my favourite places in the city. Today I went out and actually visited one of my favourite places in the city, Brighton Pavilion again as they have a new exhibition called Regency, Colour and Beyond which I wanted to go and see. My trip to the building jogged my memory about this promise I had given you all so I hope you do enjoy this blog post and if you do I would really appreciate if you could leave a little comment in the comment box below so I know whether to do more of these style posts or not!!
Brighton Pavilion is one of the most amazing buildings that I have seen, it is beautiful and over the top in the most wonderful way! I remember getting off of the bus the first time I came to Brighton and looking up and suddenly seeing this amazing building which looks like it has been transported from another place because of Eastern and particularly Indian and Chinese influences. The building work was done in stages between 1787 and 1823 and was used as a Royal pleasure palace.
|Photograph - Steve Slater|
|Photo credit - Duncan|
I didn't actually go into the building until about a month after I moved to Brighton and really didn't know what to expect from the interior. Was it going to be in a similar style to the outside? Was it going to be quite plain in comparison? Was it going to have a traditionally English interior to juxtapose with the exterior? Was it going to be highly decorated? I really wasn't sure.
One thing is for sure, I don't think I ever expected to see what I found when I went through the doors. Highly decorated is somewhat of an understatement!!
|Photo credit - Richard Rutter|
This is a photograph of the Music Room. Every inch is decorated. It has huge velvet drapes, floral lighting and golden dragons
|Photograph - Richard Rutter|
This is another photograph of the Music Room and shows the ceiling which is made up of thousands of gilded tiles.