1) January 1999 - Concert Hall & Pavilion. My 1st shot of the Pier with my 1st digital camera.2) February 1999.3) New Year's Day 2002.4) March 2002 - Concert Hall.5) March 2002 - Pavilion.6) New Year's Day 2003.
 
7) New Year's Day 2003.8) New Year's Day 2003 - collapse of Concert Hall after storm.9)10) Starlings use the Pier as a night roost. Wonderful aerial displays known as murmurations can be seen before they settle down.11) 28th March 2003 - 1st arson attack. I missed the full blaze.12) 28th March 2003 - 1st arson attack. Pavilion burns down.13) 28th March 2003 - 1st arson attack. Starlings congregate on Concert Hall.14) 28th March 2003 - 1st arson attack. Starlings congregate on Concert Hall.15) 28th March 2003 - 1st arson attack . Starlings congregate on Concert Hall.16) 28th March 2003 - 1st arson attack.17) Only the iron shell of the Pavilion is left after the fire. Still beautiful.18) 15th April 2003. The Concert Hall.19) 2nd arson attack destroys the Concert Hall.  Still smoldering 3 days later on 15th May 2003.20) 2nd arson attack destroys the Concert Hall.  Still smoldering 3 days later on 15th May 2003.21) Wash day.22) Sculpted by man and nature.23) 23rd June 2004 - Concert Hall finally collapse after high winds.24) June 2004. Last part of superstructure left - I think a little ticket booth for boat trips to and from the Pier.25)26)27) April 2005. Last part of superstructure left - I think a little ticket booth for boat trips to and from the Pier.  It finally disappeared at some point over the next year.28) I still loved it like this.29) Funnily enough I'm not the only person who photographs it.30) Low tide exposes twisted metal of what's left of the Concert Hall.31) Low tide exposes twisted metal of what's left of the Concert Hall.32) April 2005 - Low tide exposes twisted metal of what's left of the Concert Hall.  A year since it collapsed is plenty of time for it to be coverd in sea weed.33) 1st comers to that evening's murmuration.34)3536) Clever use of structure by unknown (to me) artist.37) Multi-coloured stanchions.38)39) Detail of stanchion featuring rust, algae, mussles, keelworms and very young barnacles.40) Could be 30,000 feet up.41)42) Pigeon cote.43) At the lowest tides I could get behind the Concert Hall.44) Enmolluscation.45) Enmolluscation.46)47)48) Stormy seas and a frothy beach.49) January 2007 - One snowy morning. The promenade covered in one layer of shingle under one layer of snow.50) January 2007 - One snowy morning.51) January 2007 - One snowy morning.52) January 2007 - One snowy morning.53) Very low tide - collapsed Concert Hall, Pavilion and Palace Pier in background.54) The lowest tides expose the sand on which the shingle sits.55) The lowest tides expose the sand on which the shingle sits. Much nicer underfoot.56) Palace Pier in background. I prefer West Pier.57) Sunset.58) Catching the last rays.59) Glow.60) Parade ground.61)6263)64)65)66)67)68) November 2007 - Murmuration as the sun goes down.69) Definitely worth watching murmurations as the sun goes down.70) Worthing in the distance.71)72)73) April 2008 - Snowday.74) April 2008.75) April 2008.76) April 2008.77) April 2008.78) April 2008.79)80) Stormy seas.81)82) Sun bathing.83)84)85)86) February 2009 - Snow on the beach seems to be becoming more common.87)88)89)90)91)92)93)94)95) Remains of the Pier.96) West Pier seen behind Palace Pier.97) The restored Bandstand. What West Pier might have been had the restoration been possible.98)99)100)101)102) March 2010 - Very low tide.103)104)105) Strange Pier animals.106) Sea mist - look carefully middle right - someone's out there.107) April 2010 - Sea mist.108) April 2010 - Sea mist is clearing.109)110)111)112) November 2010 - High seas and storms often push the shingle beach onto the promenade.113) November 2010 - Concert Hall has been removed. Only the Pavilion left.114) October 2010.115)116)117)118)119) Cormorants.120)121) Digging up lugworms at low tide.122) Digging up lugworms at low tide.123) October 2010 - Sunrise at low tide.124) Seadog.125) October 2010 - Sunrise at low tide.126) October 2010 - Sunrise at low tide.127) October 2010 - The sea is now bl**dy cold! I know someone who goes in every day throughout the year.128) October 2010 - The sea is now bl**dy cold! Exhilarating I'm sure.129) Room with a view. Embassy court opposite the Pier.130) Room with a view. Embassy court opposite the Pier.131)132)133)134) October 31, early morning - Mini Murmuration by Claire Potter for White Night in Brighton.135) December 2010 - Snow again!136) I love the Pier.