People say you have to travel to see the world. Sometimes I think that if you just stay in one place and keep your eyes open, you're going to see just about all that you can handle.
~ Paul Auster [fr. film Smoke]
Brighton is a popular seaside destination in the South Downs of England. Along the waterfront, one cannot miss seeing the iconic landmark Victorian pier which opened in 1899 as the Palace Pier at a record building cost of �27,000. It was one of the last piers to be built in England.
The pier replaced the first Brighton pier on this site (built in 1823) which primarily landed passengers traveling from France to holiday coastal resorts in England. On the opening night, the pier was lit 3,000 light bulbs - a portion of which can be seen in the corner of this image here.
This Victorian pier offers fairground attractions, a fun arcade, restaurants, and shops: the first amusement machines were installed in 1905, and have popular ever since. The pier is long: 524 metres (1,719 ft).
It was renamed the Brighton Pier in the year 2000.
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