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Fact of the Day

Posted by Sara on April 13, 2009


This comes courtesy of the fabulous Sea Life Centre in Brighton, one of my most favourite places. The (rather clumsily written) blurb on the web page calls it “A show piece of Victorian splendor and as the oldest operating aquarium in the world is considered to also be the best!” And I’d have to agree.

Originally opened in 1872, the Aquarium was designed by Eugenius Birch, designer of Brighton’s West Pier, and it’s a beautiful example of Victorian Gothic splendour. Add to this some beautiful displays, an amazing array of weird and wonderful underwater creatures and the odd ghost or two and you cannot go far wrong.

Below is a fun montage of some snap shots I took there today.


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Sea Horse

Posted by Sara on August 27, 2008

This painting I did in 2007 and is based on my two favourite things – horses and the sea. It is acrylic on canvas and measures 20″ by 30″


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