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September, a month for discovery…

05 September 2011

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Brighton Pavillion at Night

September is definitely a great month for discovering!
Across the UK we have the Heritage Open Days, Open Cities and Open Door programs springing into action. Buildings, places and spaces offer us a gateway to discover something new, something we might have never explored before.  To find out more more about what is happening across the UK click here.
I’ve spent my Saturday shifting my friend’s flat – from one side of Brick Lane to other.  It is a place where so many cultures and countries come together.  You’ll be able to find out more about the links this part of London has to the world when our Walk the World project launches in October.
This coming week our call to action of course has to be about buildings; the buildings that link us to other countries.  The very first building that sprung to mind was The Royal Pavilion in Brighton.  It’s an example of Mughal Architecture (Islamic, Persian, Turkish & Indian Architecture).  I just love it for the glorious contrast it has with the buildings around it.  Despite being so different it belongs very much to the city and is a lovely metaphor perhaps for our country.
So in the coming weeks as the UK opens it doors, go out and explore buildings and architecture and then come back and share them with us and don’t forget to keep an eye out on your journey for the links these buildings might have to the world.
Posted by Claire Horan, DP Project Manager


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