My cousin’s gorgeous place by the sea in Brighton

21 09 2009

We went to Brighton immediately after arriving in London. Just changed trains at St Pancras – quite easy.

We wanted to walk and so we did – which was quite enjoyable at first, until our bags got the better of us, that is!

It was a good 30 – 40 minutes walk, fine WITHOUT the heavy BAGS (3 of them). Sigh, me and my bad mistakes

The only good thing was the fantastic view along the way

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My cousin was coming back from Bath and we’d arrived an hour earlier, so we’d made arrangements to have our bags kept in her cabinets outside her apartment first, then have a good walk on the beach. But because I miscalculated the walking time, we ended up arriving after she’d arrived home

As a result, the next 3 photos were taken the next day cos hubby dear was not in the best of moods to take photos. I had erm…. mistakenly told him it was a 15 mins walk from the station, and guess who was the one hauling the bags?  😦

(Stealing this line from Emily Yip : Can we please not kill me?)

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Her’s is a LONG flat – this is the corridor leading to the living area and kitchen; with rooms and the bathroom branching off the corridor

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Absolutely charming

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Garden behind

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Another separate room behind the garden

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Living room from a different angle – why all these pics? Ah well, my sisters are waiting to see her flat.

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With my cousin

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These flats are heritage protected because they are old and also because of the famous people that used to live here. 

It has its own park – residence are given the key to it

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The park is HUGE and really, really great to sit in and just relax

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It was designed with lots of small private areas 

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Your own private moment is possible here

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The children love this secret garden

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Another private enclosure

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that you can use for private parties

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This path leads to a tunnel 

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which leads to the beach ! Brilliant, isn’t it? 

There is more….

Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland, lived here and actually saw a rabbit coming out of this tunnel – now we know the background to the rabbit in the story

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The tunnel leads to this area

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And its kept locked too

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Looking at this building from afar, I’d never think that the gate leads to the tunnel!

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Farther up is the marina, another lovely area

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The electric train comes by here too, which is what we should have taken to arrive here!

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Some others are not so fortunate though, we noticed a few “camps” along the pavement in enclosures like this

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