Following a quick visit, I became all arty with my pictures.

The De La Warr Pavilion on the seafront at Bexhill on Sea was Commissioned by the 9th EarlDe La Warr in 1935 It was designed by architects Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff. The Pavilion was the UK’s first public building built in the Modernist style today it has a grade 1 listing.


In 2005, after an extensive restoration, the Pavilion reopened as a contemporary arts centre.

Following a quick visit today I became all arty with my pictures.

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Curlew spotting.


Missing some good bird watching while down here in East Sussex stopped to look at some Coots when out of the sky dropped a flock of Curlew landed on Winchelsea Marshes. These are an out of the van window shot getting out would have moved them on.






The Curlew is the largest European wading bird, recognisable on winter estuaries or summer moors by its long, downcurved bill, brown upperparts, long legs and evocative call(‘cur-lee’) is unmistakable.


Edit — Pett Marshes are the official name to the spot I was calling Winchelsea Marshes. The lakes there are called Colonel Body Memorial Lakes, named after Colonel John Body. He saw action in WW1 winning the DSO. He commanded the battalion that was the 1st to enter and occupy Baghdad in 1917. He was later the Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Kent.