Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

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Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by flounder » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:07 pm

Didn't know where to stick this one, so its here!
Finally got some pics of the phoenix plasticus :roll:
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You can see the mould marks from the balcony
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Not the worst plastic palm in the world....but don't 'arf look like it!
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There are some real ones, mostly chamaerops
Was going to take some more pics, but nearly got mown down by some person in a porsche :evil:( I was standing in the road!)
Sorry for the quality, but taken on my phone with no zoom
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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by GoggleboxUK » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:09 pm

Did someone set fire to it or is the dead look an intentional effect for accuracy?

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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by flounder » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:12 pm

Not the best idea to stick anything with height in line with a constant south westerly wind :roll:
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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:31 pm

:lol: I saw these last year. Totally pathetic excuse for a palm tree.


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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by Conifers » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:40 pm

Done up the first pic a bit . . .
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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by flounder » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:49 pm

Yeah thats better. You can read the inscription at the bottom now



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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:02 pm

It's not grown much in 12 months! Here is a photo of it taken summer 2011

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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by flounder » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:08 pm

God I've got a short memory :(
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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:09 pm

flounder wrote:God I've got a short memory :(

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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by GREVILLE » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 pm

Two words come to mind: GOOD GRIEF :roll: :shock: :ahhh!:


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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by Trudytropics » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:52 am

Which ever dumb wit in the council is responsible for those monstrosities should be put against a wall and thwacked repeatedly with a real palm frond :roll: , they look like giant lego palm trees, only lego looks somewhat more realistic. Horrible!!!
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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by Troppoz » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:31 am

What the eye sees cannot be unseen :shock:


And they've added fairy lights just to assault your senses at night too! I need a good lie down after looking at that streetscape :lol:
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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:45 am

GREVILLE wrote:Two words come to mind: GOOD GRIEF :roll: :shock: :ahhh!:
Three words from me, "What a mess" :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!: SEE ME !
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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by kata » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:58 am

Did someone set fire to it or is the dead look an intentional effect for accuracy?
:lol: :lol: Oh dear me....~wipes eyes~ :lol:

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Re: Brighton Marina Plastic Palms

Post by billdango » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:47 pm

What a dreadful sight?

Just for comparison heres how they do it in Napier ,New Zealand.

Mind you Southampton shopping malls and recreation areas are nearly as bad as that street scene in Brighton.

GOD help us if this is what people really want in our Cities.

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Click the link to go to google map and view picture.

https://maps.google.com/maps/svpw?url=h ... mbed&hl=en
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