Aerial view tour

Have you ever felt lost when travelling the labyrinth of streets and alleyways that form Brighton and Hove? Have you ever wondered how the birds view our city? Hermann Kern suggests in Through the Labyrinth, that when you are in the labyrinth of the city, you are effectively possessed by the city because a labyrinth only '...makes sense when viewed from above'.

In Walking in the City, Michel De Certeau conceives of someone being able to see the whole of New York from the top of the World Trade Centre [as was] 'His elevation transfigures him into a voyeur. It puts him at a distance. It transforms the bewitching world by which one was "possessed" into a text that lies before one's eyes.'

The Aerial View Tour puts you in a unique position to address these issues by connecting together all of the previously published aerial views on My Brighton & Hove. You will be able to see how the streets relate to each other and experience what it's like to fly right over the heart of our city and beyond. Follow the Aerial View Tour and see Brighton and Hove as you've never seen it before!

Roland Matthews, My Brighton and Hove volunteer
6 September, 2004

Page link: Amex House
Amex House
Aerial view, 1991
Page link: Brighton Marina
Brighton Marina
Aerial view 1991
Page link: Brighton Seafront
Brighton Seafront
Aerial view
Page link: Brighton Station
Brighton Station
Aerial view 1991
Page link: By-pass road construction
By-pass road construction
Aerial views 1991
Page link: Central Hove
Central Hove
Aerial view 1991
Page link: Hanover
A bird's eye view
Page link: King Alfred Centre
King Alfred Centre
Aerial view 1991
Page link: Lewes Crescent
Lewes Crescent
Aerial views: then and now
Page link: London Road viaduct
London Road viaduct
Aerial view 1991
Page link: Old Steine
Old Steine
Aerial view, 1991
Page link: Preston Park Station
Preston Park Station
Aerial view 1991
Page link: St Nicholas Church
St Nicholas Church
Aerial view, 1991
Page link: The Downs
The Downs
Aerial view
Page link: The Level
The Level
Aerial view 1991
Page link: View of Brighton
View of Brighton
Page link: West Pier
West Pier
An aerial view in 1991