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(January 1st 2012 - December 31st, 2013)

Robert Bilsland

Surrounded by Art

Robert Bilsland

Touches of India

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK

17 August 2013, 10:46 UTC (11:46 local time)

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The amazing building you see here didn't always look like this, it had a far more humble beginning as a farm house. Over 35 years and in many stages it was transformed to what you see now for George IV and it was John Nash who was responsible for its Indian style.

After George IV's death his successor King William IV enjoyed frequent visits to Brighton but it was when Queen Victoria took to the throne that it fell out of favour. It was said that it was due to the lack of privacy it offered. After this the government decided to sell the building and luckily for Brighton their petition was accepted to allow the town to buy it.

To now find this building in Brighton presents an amazing contrast in the middle of a modern town. Its somewhere to site and relax and watch the world go by, it’s something that brings an unexpected air of culture into a British sea side town.
Royal Pavilion (Brighton and Hove City Council)
Royal Pavilion (wikipedia)


Europe / UK-England

Lat: 50° 49' 21.07" N
Long: 1° 9' 13.95" W

Elevation: 52 ft

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Taken with a Nikon D300 and a Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G fisheye lens. Mounted on a Nodal Ninja 5 panorama head and R-D16 rotator atop a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod. Shots taken at 6 positions 60° apart, tilted 15° down and another shot taken looking straight up. Raw files then processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.2 before being stitched together using PTGui Pro 9.1.8 and converted using Pano2VR 4.5beta.

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