I was quite upset to hear that Brighton and Hove council are tearing down the West Pier. They are going to replace it with some sort of statue, or something to commemorate the pier. What could commemorate it more than it's burnt out shell? I think one of the most interesting icons of Brighton seafront is going to be lost forever. I have rarely been so tempted to write a letter to my local MP, but then I saw that the cranes are already there. I will have to go and take some photos before it's gone forever. These are some of the many photos I have of the pier from my first year at Uni, when most days consisted of sitting around on the beach watching the sun go down through the skeleton of the pier.