Marja-Leena Rathje
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Brighton's roofs









Lunch in Brighton was in a lively large Italian restaurant. We were seated upstairs in a bright room next to large windows that looked out onto rooftops. The roofs and chimney pots in London (and even later in Paris) fascinated me. So here in Brighton was a perfect opportunity to grab some photos while waiting for dessert (tiramisu if you want to know). I was given permission to go out on the small landing, a perfect vantage point.

What an amazing patchwork of textures, shapes, colours and patterns, don't you think? Times like this I wished I'd taken along our better but heavy SLR camera, but I still hope I'll be able to use some of these in future prints! More photos to come....

Marja-Leena | 18/06/2009 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban


I love seeing these places through your eyes - which are such sensitive and unerring eyes for the telling details - and knowing that you saw and felt pieces of my country so vividly.

I always think that roofs are such a marker of a place. I so enjoy vernacular architecture and regret the homogeneity of so much empty/blank contemporary building.

I love your photographs of Brighton too but these roof shots show the true character of a more harmonious lifestyle. I'm so glad you went and came back with such beautiful pictures.

Love the orange on some the roof.

Jean, such kind words, thank you! I was excited by such different and old things in England and wish I'd had the time to capture more.

Olga, maybe that's why I love much of Europe, the older parts of it.

Susan, thanks for the positive note!

Cathy, I do too!

Nooks and crannies galore. What a great place to be a bird. So glad you explored it with your camera, Marja-Leena. And now I feel like a piece of Tiramisu -

Rouchswalwe, sending you a piece of tiramisu...