For almost a century and a half the West Pier has been Britain’s most iconic pier. Renowned for its wonderful architectural style, it has been visited and enjoyed by millions. Even today with its sculptural remains casting an eerie beauty over the seafront, the West Pier is still the most photographed building in Brighton.
I don’t know why I feel so strongly when I see Brighton’s West Pier, as I only have a minimal personal connection from watching starling murmurations there in the 1990s.
Filmed by Sam Moore of Visual Air, these are touching sequences of a structure which can’t be much longer for this world.