After last week‘s interruption by a solar eclipse, Throwback Thursday resumes! Today is all about Brighton. I spent eight years down in Brighton doing my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and I really love the city, the atmosphere, and the restaurant Pompoko. As is usual for a Throwback Thursday, this post will contain videos and articles of Brighton that I found interesting at the time, but never got round to mentioning.
First up is the video above, which gives a great insight into what Brighton is like. Created by the youngster Caleb Yule, it’s a combination of time lapse and tilt shift photography, and really brings the summer of Brighton to life in a unique way.
Whenever there is sunny weather, street parties are bound to happen, and Brighton does these well. For instance, how about the Muppets rocking out Brighton to the sounds of Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem?
To get the perspective of some visitors to Brighton, you can’t go far wrong with experiencing the atmosphere of it with “A wonderful day in Brighton” by Florian Runge.
I love how they do typical tourist things, which are still awesome things to do, like walking along the beach, visiting Brighton Pier, playing the slot machines, watching the huge seagulls, and experiencing a zombie outbreak.
Wait, what? That’s right, Brighton has done some fantastic zombie marches in the past, and I’ve even participated in one, which was great fun! Zombies are quite a thing in popular culture (in part thanks to The Walking Dead), so it’s hardly surprising that people enjoy dressing up (dressing down?) and pretending to be a zombie for a day.
As well as being very modern, Brighton has a lot of history. The Tower of Dreams BN2 is a perfect example of using modern projection technology to show off the history of the Pepperpot Tower in Brighton. It’s really rather well done.
That’s it for now! Lots of lovely videos of Brighton, coupled with zombies. What more could you want? Braaaaaaaiiiins! Onwards!