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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Sombre and poignant, the metal framework of the West Pier stands as a sad relative in comparison to Palace Pier. A good place for quiet contemplation at dawn.
Written 29 April 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I remember years ago there being a news report of the former west pier being on fire and people congregating on the beach to watch it going up in flames.

Many years later and the pier is still there but now it is just a blackened frame. I am not aware of any plans to get rid of it.

It's quite an interesting landmark of some former glory but it is not unsightly (in my opinion).
Written 30 January 2024
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This eerie remains of what was many years ago the West Point pier is an unusual structure that captures part of the Brighton seafront vista
Written 15 September 2023
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,068 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The sad remains of the now derelict West Pier contrast sharply with the still active Palace Pier slight further along the promenade. Opened in the mid-19th century, closed because of safety concerns in 1975 and finally destroyed by fire 2003 the gaunt silhouette of the remaining portion gives an offshore perch for sea birds and a subject for photographers in various combinations lighting and sea conditions.
The seafront footprint of the pier is now occupied by the i360 viewing tower which makes it easy to locate on the sea front.
If you would like to see the West Pier in its former heyday, it stars in two films from the Carry On’ franchise.
Our marking reflects our view of the pier as an attraction.
Written 1 July 2023
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MatthewASharp
Torquay, UK2,437 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Not sure to make of this 'attraction' other than an arty opportunity for camera enthusiasts

Just goes to show that it's more expensive to condemn than just leave in situ
Written 24 June 2023
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johnhp702
Derby, UK19,737 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Is this an attraction, I am not sure at all, the shell of the Pier still remains until the sea claims it, lots of sea gulls land on it for a rest, and you can only view it from the beach.
Written 25 July 2022
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Chris2006
London277 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Par for the course. The Council does not like to save heritage buildings. Max Millar Walk / Madiera Arches will be the next to fall down.
Written 13 April 2022
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Dino_Passenger
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
my long-held desire was to see this magnificent structure, before the sea and salt do their part and disappear forever. impressive, with seagulls all around.
Written 15 February 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,946 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Not sure how anyone would think this is attractive. It’s the remains of a pier that was burnt out about 30 years ago. Take it down.
Written 30 October 2021
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David D
Devon, UK25,290 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
For many years, following it's destruction over 30 years ago by fire, there was always a belief and hope that this glorious old structure would be returned and restored to it’s former glory. Sadly it never came to fruition and the carcass continues to rot and decay and disappear bit by bit as the years roll by.

Not been to Brighton for many years, however we were here on Tuesday 7th September, it was saddening to see how little of the pier remains.

On a positive  note 24 of the pillars from the Old Pier structure now form the art installation, the Golden Spiral, on the Piazza by the British Airways i360.
Written 9 September 2021
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