Eastbourne Gold Pier and Beach Huts. The construction of this pier started on 18 April 1866 and it was opened by Lord Edward Cavendish on 13 June 1870. As a interesting fact during the Second World War, machine guns were installed in the theatre and a Bofors anti-aircraft gun was sited midway along the length of the pier. Later on in In December 1942, an exploding mine caused considerable damage to the pier and nearby hotels. For Agatha Christie’s lovers, the pier appears in Poirot episode “Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan” . And sadly in 2014 it suffered a major fire. Also shown in the print is a row of weather boarded beach huts and The Martello Tower no.66. These are gun towers constructed to defend the coast from an invasion of Napoleonic forces. Built between 1805-1810 and based on the design for the Mortella Point in Corsica.
Print dimensions 124 x 30,5 cm
About Alejandro Martinez:
He was born in Granada, Spain, in 1973. He studied architecture at the Universidad de Sevilla and graduated in 1998. He has always had a passion for drawing and in parallel with his architectural training he nurtured his particular interest in pen and ink drawings with graphic design.
From 2000 he worked as an architect in the UK. In 2006, longing for the proximity of the sea, he moved to Brighton. This change of scenery provided him with a rich gallery of experiences from which to draw inspiration. The subjects for his work varies with influences drawn from architectural detail, city views, landscapes, motion and still life.
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