“I’ll meet you at the giant donut near the pier.”
From a seedy network of grimy battered call boxes, over a few unfamiliar house phones after an impromptu party and on several wonderful handsets at varying stages of the mobile phone evolution, I said those words time and time again in Brighton between 1996 and 2013.
This locally famous bronze donut (built in 1998) is called ‘Afloat’ and stands proudly at the end of a groyne close to Brighton Pier.
It’s actually a world globe with the south and north poles pressed together to make a torus or indeed a giant donut.
Meet your pals there, propose to your girlfriend or just peer through this magical donut’s perfectly formed hole whilst daydreaming about distant lands.
This picture was taken after some snowfall just before Christmas.