Brighton Pavilion is an extraordinary and extravagant pleasure palace.Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by fashionable Regency society and is still a distinctive landmark for vibrant Brighton & Hove today. The Royal Pavilion is also home to some of the finest collections and examples of the trichinoses style in Britain.
It is certainly an interesting place to visit (no photos allowed) but not a place to bring me delight but a sense of the madness that can prevail when one's purpose in life is to be wildly extravagant.
To understand how this came about I would suggest using the link at the top of the page where the history of the place and the owner George IV is well documented.
Just one picture that I got off the internet
A Chinese dragon holding up the chandelier over the dining table
The palace is right in the centre of town and we are about to enter through the back gate
I could have got a great picture of the front of the palace from the main road but somehow forgot as we made our way out of the park at the back to continue our stroll around Brighton
The Palace is still owned by The Crown
Birthday week now over
Alan's birthday is just 4 days after mine so having now reached the grand age of 82 - Happy Birthday Alan
The only photograph I took of Alan in Brighton
and he wasn't looking at the camera
and to finish my son is on a trip through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia and I heard today that the worst storm ever that hit The Philippines is set on a course towards Vietnam passing over part of Laos and Cambodia early next week. I am so grateful that he is not near the coast.