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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #1
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Portsmouth and nearby areas, UK

Most probably have heard of Porthsmouth because it hosts one of Britain's main Naval bases... and it's got a very sexy looking observation tower nown as Spinnaker Tower rising up to 170 meters above the ground.

Portsmouth, however, is not much of a spectacular city and nearby Brightnon is probably much more exciting and lively. Yet it's certainly worth stopping if you're passing by. Another nice thing is the beautiful hilly landscape of farmlands and sea along the Southern British seacoast.

First of all a little map for guidance. The area where the photros were taken is roughly squared in red
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Spinnaker Tower, a 170m high waterfront observation tower which to me at least resembles Burj al Arab . It's built and opened just a few years ago but already is the main urban icon and landmark of the city
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A modern semi-roofed waterfront shopping mall with dozens of shops and restaurant (no McDonald's though, just a crappy Burger King)
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A fresh 95m high apartment tower which probably offers some stunning seaside views as well as views of the surrounding countryside landscapes
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This is a view from a nearby 19 story old concrete apartment block. Since the entrance was open I didn't hesitate to take the elevator to the top floor and take a couple of snaps
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Portsmouth Harbour train station was built in 1876
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Another lovely highrise apartment tower
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Further views from and around M27, A27 and other smaller roads around them

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Road signs... It's unbelievable but many signs are actually completely blocked by trees and bushes
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A very typical landscape in the area between Portsmouth and nearby towns of Chichester, Angmering and others
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For the end, the Chichester Cathedral which is one of the main landmarks and is said to be the only English cathedral seen from the sea. It doesn't look as stunning as some other cathedrals in UK but contains Romanesque as well as Gothic styles which makes it quite an architectural sight
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Old May 26th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #2
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Like it. The apartment tower is nice.
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