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One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to trawl back through forgotten photos on my hard drive/negatives folder and post-process them. This was one of the first untouched folders I found. Back in September, I went for a walk along the beach along Hove Lawns, right up to Portslade. It was a beautiful day, and there was hardly anyone about, because it was the middle of the week, and the tourist season had pretty much finished.

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The ruins of the West Pier pretty much dominate this part of the beach.

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I was walking here with my dad last week and he remarked that it must be very difficult to choose a unique colour to paint the door if you’re a beach hut owner. People pay a small fortune to own them too. People are strange.

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This bandstand is currently covered in tarpaulins whilst it’s repaired. The “gong shower” guy often sits beside. He has some joss sticks burning, and gently plays a gong on a stand with a sign offering “aura cleansing gong showers” for donations. You know you’re in Brighton when …