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Brighton BA i-360 Tower, 12th April 2022

Article: Alan Boyd

Photos: Stephen Bishop

Our outing in April’22 , was to Brighton with a difference — seeing the town from a new viewpoint — not the normal ground level, but from high in the sky. We boarded our flight in the new, unique and innovative British Airways i-360 Observation Tower ( the world’s largest moving observation tower) in a circular glass pod, rising slowly to 450 ft in the air. The weather treated us well during our flight, and we could see long distances in all directions – at the horizon, a bit hazy, with a little imagination, the the Isle of Wight was just there — but Worthing pier ( to the west), Seven Sisters (east), Devil’s Dyke (north) and the off-shore wind farm (south) were all clear . Everything looks different from that that height and viewpoint. Still all very recognisable, such as the elegant well-designed, well-maintained blocks of Regency houses in white glory in Hove. We could see also the various sea front attractions, restaurants, and the more well known Brighton attractions such as the Royal Pavilion. All too soon, our ‘time at the top’ finished and we landed safely, thanked the captain and left our flight to search for fish and chips bars and Brighton’s other land-locked attractions.

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