We went in to see the Royal Pavilion today. I know I’m supposed to go ah and wonderful and isn’t this building incredible. Instead this ridiculous structure, with its completely over-the-top opulence inside made me really rather cross. It would have cost an incredible amount of money, all for Prince/Regent/King George IV’s personal benefit. I do realise that the building and running of the establishment would have benefitted trade in Brighton, but still. I now like George IV even less. Though I did like the kitchen.
We did have a very tasty lunch at a small cafe selling almost exclusive plant based food. That made me feel an awful lot better about the world! We popped into a few shops, and then strolled down to the sea front taking in all the loveliness that Brighton has to offer: Regency architecture, quirky shops, art installations, re-developments offering a future to the more tired aspects of the town and of course the traditional British sea side experience.