This was the West pier which closed in 1975 but was subsequently destroyed by fires and storms and the remaining iron structure partly demolished in 2010.
The pier funfair was empty and looked very forlorn and sad.
Looking further along the coast you can see Brighton's latest attraction the i360. It claims to be the world's first vertical cable car and takes you up to 450ft giving great views across Sussex, although half of that would be out to sea!
Queen Victoria disliked Brighton and was persuaded to sell the Pavilion to the town who used it as assembly rooms. The fixtures and fittings had been removed and relocated to Buckingham Palace and Windsor but in the late 1860s Queen Victoria returned large quantities of unused fixtures and fittings. George V and Queen Mary returned many more after the first World War.
This is the Banqueting room taken from John Nash's Views of the Royal Pavilion 1826
Our final outing of this holiday was to have a delicious cream tea on the balcony of the Royal Pavilion overlooking the gardens. That night we needed to be at a hotel near Gatwick so I could get M to the airport early the next morning. We had had a great time, with lots of laughs along the way and we are looking forward to our next holiday together wherever or whenever that might be.