It started off in a really bad fashion.

After planning a great daytrip to Oxford and indulge on architecture and history, I came across an offer I couldn’t refuse – a friend invited me to a The Sounds concert in Brighton, the very same day I had planned my quintessential English odyssey. What’s an indie girl to do?

I woke up at dawn and explored Oxford earlier and quicker than anyone fully sound should, and I raced back to London to catch my late afternoon train to my rock event.

But you know how, hum, quick and efficient transportation in London can be…. ahem.

I almost didn’t make it in time. A few pearls of sweat on my forehead, I finally boarded my southbound train in a very inelegant yet   slightly overwhelmed  manner.

But luckily, I made it just in time for this. Simply the most magical sunset of my entire life.

I couldn’t get enough of the all the different hues, and the warm, dying rays of the sun. The mood changed so quickly I could barely keep up. It truly was the kind of sunset that surpasses what any word could possibly describe.

I may have only been in Brighton a few hours, most of them after dark, but I will never regret my decision to take my friend up on her offer. A side of me was disappointed not to have been there earlier to explore this vibrant city, but I think that in the end, I really don’t have anything to complain about (not that’s ever stopped me before).

And for those who wonder, yes, the concert was a lot of fun. I might have to kidnap Maja Ivarsson and ask her how in the world she got those legs.

Have you been to Brighton before? Are you a fan of this dynamic, indie city? Have you seen one of its sunsets?

10 comments

  1. Comment by Amanda

    Amanda Reply April 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Pretty! I’m a sucker for a good sunset.

  2. Comment by Lisa Goodmurphy

    Lisa Goodmurphy Reply April 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I love sunset pics – these are gorgeous!!

  3. Comment by Ayngelina

    Ayngelina Reply May 1, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I love the reflections in the water, beautiful!

  4. Comment by Kirsten

    Kirsten Reply May 2, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Looks DIVINE! I am a sucker for sunsets and this is quite the banner one indeed. Who knew Brighton could be so full of delights. I think all I know of it is what was written in Pride&Prejudice by Austen ….

  5. Comment by Claire

    Claire Reply May 4, 2012 at 3:43 am

    LOVE those sunset shots. What is that in the first few photos, looks like some sort of building under contraction in the middle of the ocean?

    • Comment by Ariana

      Ariana Reply May 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Hi, found this on Twitter – your pics are lovely and really captures the beauty of Brighton at sunset :)

      Claire, it’s the remains of the West Pier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Pier

      Also see this video for something that is great about sunset in the winter in Brighton! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iESZvwreM_Q I have lost the feeling in my fingers on several occasions because I’ve been transfixed on my way home and not had any gloves on…

      • Comment by Marie

        Marie June 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

        Thanks Ariana!

  6. Comment by Rachel

    Rachel Reply May 15, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I have actually never been to Brighton but one of my good friends is from there and she is always telling me about its beaches! I can see how much she must miss it now! Great photos!

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