Brighton Look-Up

If you are at all interested in architecture or the environment around you, you should check out Brighton Look-Up.

Every day this year, Brighton Look-Up is going to be posting photos and locations of architectural oddities found one floor above street-level in the famous British seaside town of Brighton.

This letter ‘B' hidden at the top of a wall on Zion Gardens, for instance:

Building with a 'B' on it in Brighton

“The idea of Brighton Look-Up is to really notice what is around you - we do it when we go somewhere as a tourist, but perhaps less so when we call a place home", explains the organiser, Cara Courage

"The idea of Brighton Look-Up is to really notice what is around you - we do it when we go somewhere as a tourist, but perhaps less so when we call a place home", explains the organiser, Cara Courage.

Sometimes you can forget the nice little quirks of the place you're living in. You focus on getting to lectures on time or figuring out how you are going to structure your next essay and you ignore the city around you.

Brighton Look-Up challenges you to experience your town as if it were your first visit.

Instead of looking at the pavement and thinking about your destination, look up and take in the architecture. 

Tiles on Jubilee library, Brighton

Jubilee Library has a huge wall of these ‘mathematical tiles'. Mathematical tiles were used to create a decorative effect, a bit like brickwork. It is a technique specific to the South East of England in the 18th and 19th Century.

You never know, you might find that you start to enjoy simple journeys in completely new ways.

Like this Griffin on West Street (below). If you didn't look up and spot that, you might think West Street was just an ordinary high street like there is in every city.

Griffin on a building on West Street, Brighton

You can follow the project on the Brighton Look Up Facebook group 

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