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This is what is left of the West Pier at Brighton, actually you’re looking at more of it than what exists now.  It opened in 1866,  and was closed in 1975 for safety reasons as the maintenance hadn’t been kept up.  Portions of it had already collapsed into the sea before couple of fires, (arson), left it as you see it in these photos.  That is until about a month ago when fierce storms further collapsed the structure and this could possibly be the end of the pier.

In it’s heyday it held a theatre, concert hall along with the usual kiosks and games that you’ll find on most piers, and while this may seem old fashioned, boring, or in comparison to today’s entertainment venues, I’ve rediscovered their charm.  There’s loads of photo opportunities, so much artistic detail in the most basic structural parts, something you can’t find in modern buildings.