Royal Pavilion, Brighton: the east front

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RIBApix ref no RIBA3386-55
Architect/DesignerNash, John (1752-1835)
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountryUK: England
CityBrighton
Subject Date1823
Image Date1976
ViewExterior
StyleIndian Style
MediumTransparency
Library ReferenceEDMN 139
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Eric de Mare / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Royal Pavilion was built as a seaside retreat for the then Prince Regent (later King George IV). Originally the 'Marine Pavilion', a Neo-Classical building designed by Henry Holland and completed in 1787, it was transformed into this Indian style building by John Nash in 1815-1822. Using new technology, Nash enlarged the building and added the domes and minarets by superimposing a cast iron framework over Holland's pavilion.

Subject tags

towers, domes, palaces, fantastic architecture