West Pier, Brighton Sunset: The West Pier in Brighton is sitting just off the south coast of England in a state of ruin. What was once a grand structure, designed by Eugenius Birch in 1866, is a hunkering skeleton. The pier, a Grade I listed building, closed in 1975 and has fallen, ever further as the years go by, in a state of disrepair. Now owned by the West Pier Trust, there have been various plans to restore the pier to its’ former glory. But a series of fires have ravaged the pier, leading to its’ current state. This photograph was taken using an Olympus EM-5.