Royal Palace - Brighton

Chinese-Indian Palace and Summer in Brighton

So I have been quietly AWOL for a few weeks. I blame the combination of general busy-ness, World Cup, and it being summer. I love warm days, and find it very ironic that I suffer pretty bad hay fever throughout – it’s like I’m literally allergic to summer! Just in London too, because it just started happening to me August last year, and never happened to me before in my entire life. So now every day I wake up feeling like an elephant is sitting on my face, reducing any productivity in writing and composing a blog post to 2%. Heck, even my iPhone switches itself when its battery sinks to less than 10%.

I can’t live without my allergy pills now, one every single day, sometimes two or even four on a bad day. But I’m enjoying summer, of course I do. The photos below I took (all iPhone-graphy) when I went to Brighton, England, for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Surprisingly a nice little town, with the famous Brighton pier, and the odd looking palace smack in the middle of the town. If you get a chance, the Royal Pavilion is really worthwhile to visit – all the interior is in Chinese style while the exterior is North Indian style. Sort of. If you’re from the East or South East Asia, you would feel like you’re in Western dreams of China and India. Everything sort of feels familiar, but not quite right!

All in all a very enjoyable day trip from London.

Where ever you are, hope you’re enjoying your version of summer!

Brighton street art

Brighton street art

Brighton candy shop

Candy shop

Royal Pavilion - Brighton

Mee in front of the Royal Pavilion – Brighton

 

Royal Pavilion - Brighton

Royal Pavilion – Brighton

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

Brighton beach

Brighton beach

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

mee
The Traveling Reader
I left home when I was 17 and never stop exploring the world since. Most days I'm a digital technician at one of the London's biggest visual effects studio. My alternate persona writes and travels and dreams of doing these as a living. I alternately call myself Indonesian or Australian whichever is more beneficial at the time, and I've been a Londoner since 2011.