Photos of random Places by Dean Thorpe

Introduction to my photographs of places I have visited

These are some of the most interesting places I have explored with my camera, some are beautiful places, some not so beautiful, but all are places I have enjoyed doing photography. A lot of these are around East Sussex as that’s where I live, but I do love to go places around the country and even around the world on the rare chances that I get to go away on holiday somewhere. It’s a huge world and so many places I’d like to see one day both abroad and in the UK. It’s extremely rare I go anywhere without a camera, I’d keep it with me 24/7 if that was practical. 

Some places I like to post the photos from straight from the camera, some places I like to do a little editing on, others I really enjoy being creative and have been known to use things like HDR (High Dynamic Range) which I know is a bit like Marmite, loved by some and hated by others! 

All of these photos can be used for anything non profit, giving me credit for the photos is appreciated, linking to this site is even more appreciated, but not a requirement. I don’t make money out of any of these photos, but I never turn down donations as equipment is not free and wears out.

If you know of anywhere, especially local ones to me that you think I’d enjoy photographing then please send me a message on here or find me on Facebook and say Hi, I do accept random friend requests!

The Church Of St Cyriac In Lacock

Photograph of St Cyriacs Church, Lacock, Wiltshire

These are black and white photos of the beautiful St Cyriac church in the picture postcard village of Lacock, Wiltshire. This is a 14th-century Church with captivating architecture and spectacular stained glass windows, but it’s origins are from the late 11th century.

St Cyriac Church In Lacock


Caen Hill Lock Flight in Wiltshire

Caen Hill Lock Flight​ On The Kennet And Avon Canal

On our weekend away to visit family in Wiltshire at the start of June 2019 Helen and I visited a few places I'd never been before, these are the photos from the Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet and Avon canal. The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles or 1 in 44.

Caen Hill Lock Flight Photos

Stonehenge World Heritage site, Wiltshire

photographs of the prehistoric Stonehenge World Heritage site in Wiltshire

These are my photographs of the prehistoric Stonehenge World Heritage site in Wiltshire, England. This monument, is one of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is regarded as a British icon, owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage.

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Photos of Portchester Castle In Hampshire

Photos Of Portchester Castle In Hampshire

Photographs of Portchester Castle near Portsmouth in Hampshire. It’s a great place owned by English Heritage and like most of their places it has a very long and interesting history. Portchester Castle is a medieval castle built within a former historic Roman fort.

Photos Of Portchester Castle

St Mary's Church In Portchester, Hampshire

St Mary's Church In Portchester, Hampshire

Photos of  St Marys Anglican Church in the grounds of Portchester Castle on the outskirts of Portsmouth. There are a mixture of colour and black and white photographs of the inside and outside of this beautiful 1120s Norman built church. A great place for pictures.

St Mary's Church Portchester

Photos of Wrest Park Country Estate

Photos Of Wrest Park Country Estate

These are my colour and black and white photos from a visit to Wrest Park, a country estate located in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England. It comprises Wrest Park a Grade I listed country house, and Wrest Park Gardens, also Grade I listed gardens surrounding the mansion.

Wrest Park Country Estate

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens In London

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens In London

An amazing day out to explore the beautiful Kew Gardens in London. Kew is an internationally important botanical research and education centre that houses the largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the entire world. Royal Botanic Gardens.

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

De La Warr Pavilion Spiral Staircase

De La Warr Pavilion Spiral Staircase

Photos of the Spiral Staircase at the De La Warr Pavilion, an iconic Art Deco Modernist building in Bexhill, East Sussex. It has many great features, but none as spectacular as this spiral stairwell that connects all three floors together using this amazing staircase.

De La Warr Pavilion Stairs

Photos of Pevensey Castle In East Sussex

Photos Of Pevensey Castle In East Sussex

Just some of my photos of the beautiful Pevensey Castle, which is not far from Eastbourne in East Sussex. Such a great place to explore and photograph! Hopefully I will be getting even more photos of this amazing place. I am a English Heritage member and photographer.

Photos Of Pevensey Castle

WB Harry Potter Studio Tour Pictures

WB Harry Potter Studio Tour Pictures

Just like Harry Potter I headed to Hogwarts for the first time ever on September the 1st, he went on to do many great things and have magical adventures, thanks to the writing by J. K. Rowling. I only got to explore the Warner Bros. London Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Harry Potter Studio Tour

A Cold Afternoon On Hastings Seafront

A Cold Afternoon On Hastings Seafront

All these Hastings seafront photos were taken by Dean Thorpe on the 2nd of January 2019. I edited the photographs and turned them into black and white / tricolour photos. I walked towards Hastings Old Town and into the fishing fleet where the boats are launched from.

Hastings Seafront Photos

Urbex of the Hastings Observer Building

Urbex Of The Hastings Observer Building

Photographs of an Urbex ( Urban Explore ) of the old Hastings and St Leonards Observer building in Hastings, East Sussex. These are all black and white HDR photos. The permission to Urbex the Hastings Observer Building was given in exchange for supplying them photos.

Hastings Observer Urbex

A Walk around Alexandra Park In Hastings

Urbex Of The Hastings Observer Building

Great collection of sepia photos taken on a rather cold December 2018 day and wintery day walking around Alexandra Park in the seaside town of Hastings, East Sussex. Photos were all taken by Dean Thorpe of Death Prone Images with a Canon 70d and a Tamron 18-270 lens.

Cold Day In Alexandra Park

Photographs of Nottingham City Centre

Photographs Of Nottingham City Centre

Some of my photos from visits to the town centre in the City of Nottingham, which is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles north of London, 45 miles northeast of Birmingham and 56 miles southeast of Manchester, in the East Midlands.

Nottingham City Centre

The Victoria And Albert Museum In London

The Victoria And Albert Museum In London

A collection of my photographs taken on a single visit to the V&A, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. The V&A covers a huge 12.5 acres.

Victoria And Albert Museum

Photos Of Stirling Castle In Scotland

Photos Of Stirling Castle In Scotland

These are my photographs from a really great day trip to Stirling Castle, taken during our amazing holiday with friends to Scotland in October 2018. This ancient Scottish Fortress is an incredible place, so much history dating right back to at least the 12th century.

Stirling Castle In Scotland

Photos of The Outside of Bodiam Castle

Photos Of The Outside Of Bodiam Castle

Photos of Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II. Bodiam is my favourite English Castle to photograph.

Photos of Bodiam Castle

Liverpool Docks And Albert Docks

Liverpool Docks And Albert Docks

Christmas in 2014 I went to Liverpool, I try to take photos whenever I can. Being away in a new city that I had never visited before I was out as often as I could taking pictures! Most of these photos of the docks area of Liverpool were taken early in the morning.

Liverpool Docks, Merseyside

Valletta The Capital Of the Island Malta

Valletta The Capital Of The Island Malta

These are some of my photos of Valletta the capital of the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. An amazing and historic city with it's origins in the 1500's. So much history that this city is officially a world heritage site. The city has incredible architecture.

Valletta Capital Of Malta

db Seabank Hotel and Spa, Mellieha Bay

Db Seabank Hotel And Spa in Mellieha Bay

My collection of photos of the excellent db Seabank Hotel and Spa in Mellieha Bay (also known as Ghadira Bay) on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Taken during a stay early 2018. A very highly recommended hotel where I would happily stay again any time I am in Malta.

db Seabank Hotel Malta 

Battle Abbey In Black And White

Battle Abbey, East Sussex In Black And White

Black and white / monochrome photos of the beautiful English Heritage property Battle Abbey and grounds in Battle, near Hastings in the English county of East Sussex, UK. There is no doubt that there is so much history in this one place. I am lucky to live close to it.

B&W Photos of Battle Abbey

Photos of Battle Cemetery In East Sussex

Photos Of Battle Cemetery In East Sussex

Photos of Battle cemetery in Marley Lane, a beautiful graveyard in East Sussex. I feel so very lucky to live in such an amazing area of the UK to explore and photograph. Being a photographer I like looking around things like cemeteries, graveyards etc. to explore.

Battle Cemetery, East Sussex

Brighton And Hove Greyhound Stadium

Brighton And Hove Greyhound Stadium

A complicated day for me! I DO NOT support greyhound racing, but I was given the opportunity to go on a cheap trip to Brighton and Hove greyhound stadium. I decided to give it a try. I didn't pay to get in, just the coach to get there and I didn't bet on the racing.

Brighton Greyhound Stadium

Heathfield Skatepark And Railway Tunnel

Heathfield Skatepark And Railway Tunnel

Heathfield Skatepark contains a back and forth run with wooden quarter pipes with decks, flat banks, a funbox and a rail. The park is great for skateboards, roller blades, quad skates and BMX's. My photos of Heathfield Skatepark and the beautiful surrounding area.

Heathfield Skatepark Photos 

Photos of Hever Castle In Kent, England

Photos Of Hever Castle In Kent, England

Hever Castle and gardens, Edenbridge in Kent, England. Such a beautiful English castle. It has many historic links to both Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. The grounds are amazing, including mazes! The gardens are huge, with many great statues and even a few waterfalls.

Hever Castle and gardens

Kent And East Sussex Railway Photos

Kent And East Sussex Railway Photos

The K&ESR Kent and East Sussex Railway heritage railway that runs on part of the original route of the Kent and East Sussex Railway that has a mixture of steam and diesel trains, some static ones to just look at, but many that you can pay to go on. a great day out.

Kent And East Sussex Railway

Photos of The Science Museum In London

Photos Of The Science Museum In London

One of my favourite places to visit in London is the Science Museum, there are so many fun and interesting things to see and lots of stuff to do. The Science Museum is a big place, don't expect to have a good look around it all in an hour, plan at least a few hours!

Science Museum In London

Historic Scotney Castle In Kent

Historic Scotney Castle In Kent

Scotney Castle, a Victorian country mansion in Kent with gardens featuring some of the best flowers I have seen at such places. There is also the14th century moated castle, surrounded by woodlands to explore. There is beautiful parkland and over 750 acres of woodland.

Scotney Castle In Kent Photos

St Mary The Virgin Church in Ringmer

St Mary The Virgin Church In Ringmer

No one knows exactly how old the beautiful St Mary the Virgin church in Ringmer is, it's history dates back to at least 1233. I converted these photos to black and white and gave them a boost to the settings, which I think works well with buildings like churches.

St Mary The Virgin Church

Photos of Sussex Coast College Hastings

Photos Of Sussex Coast College Hastings

March 2017 I was invited to photograph a support group networking event at Station Plaza campus of SCCH / Sussex Coast College Hastings, East Sussex, UK. I did my photography training at Hastings College of Arts and Technology many years ago, this replaced that one.

Sussex Coast College

Photos of Happy Endings Rescue In Kent

Photo of a donkey at Happy Endings Rescue In Kent

Happy Endings Rescue, a place that rescues all kinds of animals. They operate a no kill policy for the animals they rescue, unless the animal is suffering. They are a great place that deserves supporting, if you want to visit then they are open daily from 2pm - 4pm.

Happy Endings Rescue Photos

Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

These are black and white photographs from my holiday to Liverpool in December 2014, all of these are of the hotel where I stayed: The Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place, Liverpool city centre, Merseyside. Once upon a time this must have been an amazing hotel.

Britannia Adelphi Hotel Liverpool