De La Warr pavilion gallery

Went to a wedding in Eastbourne on Saturday, so on Sunday Debs and I
snuck off down the road to go to the De La Warr pavilion in Bexhill on
sea. As you come round the corner into the main part of the seafront
this amazing white art deco building leaps out at you – it really
takes your breath away.

I am told that the building was built at the heart of the modernist
era in the UK in the 30s and was the second public building to be
built in the style (after this one as made famous by Peep Show )

It fell in to disrepair in the 80s and very nearly ended up a
Weatherspoons pub! Thanks to a lottery grant now it has been restored
to its prime and it now houses a gallery and its auditorium has the
occasional gig – Richard Hawley is coming soon.

Yesterday’s early autumn sun provided the perfect back drop for the
building with all that glass, chrome and white paint literally
gleaming in the sun. The background of the eerily blue sea and sky and
Debs’ red top made for potentially great pics – shame then that we
left the camera in the car.

Debs was moved to say that she thought we should all live in art deco
properries. All that colour and light would lift my mood every day.

More here and here



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