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Sunshine Seasons food court formerly at the Land Pavilion in EPCOT by Jeff Bergman
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The Sunshine Seasons food court (which was previously the Farmer’s Market) formerly at the Land Pavilion in EPCOT

Royal Pavilion watercolor by John Nash, the Prince Regent’s favoured architect. 

This is his  view of the room as it appeared in the 1820s.  This room was originally decorated in the Chinoiserie style but from the 1820s it took on a different character, and was re-decorated in the Indian style.  The gilded canopies above the wall panels, the overmantle mirrors and above the curtains are all derived from Mogul architecture. The scheme was designed by Robert Jones.

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I took a trip down to the coast city of Brighton!

The first visit of the day was to the Royal Pavilion, a palace that was constructed by King George IV. He wanted a seaside party mansion and he got it! The picture is of one of the gates into the grounds. It was a glorious palace in which the decorations were heavily influenced by China.

Next stop was Brighton Pier! I walked all the way down to the end where all the rides are. I didn’t ride any-it was to foggy. It was still a great pier! When I went inside the arcade it reminded me of the arcades at World’s of Fun, but everything is in pounds not dollars! :)

Finished the day off with the BEST fish and chips I’ve had since I’ve gotten here. The chips where crunchy, but not too crunchy. The fish wasn’t soggy on the bottom and cooked to perfection. So, Harry Ramsdens (the restaurant) is number one of my list for best places for fish and chips!

Cheers!

Anniversary
It’s Charles Ginner’s birthday today, believe it or not.
Ginner was an influential member of the ‘Camden Town Group’, that was formed in 1911 and for a short period led the way in British painting.

Charles Ginner was born on 4 March 1878.

Charles Ginner, Leicester Square, 1912. Oil on canvas, 64,2 x 55,9 cm. Royal Pavilion and Museum, Brighton and Hove, UK