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The Doughnut

Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1, England
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Looks great, shame everyone has added their own bits

Damn vandals ruined a great piece. The lifering deserves a better spot, it is too close to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom

This piece of art has been placed in a really good location and lends itself to a great photo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Uddevalla, Sweden
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  • Average31%
  • Poor10%
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Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Damn vandals ruined a great piece. The lifering deserves a better spot, it is too close to the pier, however it is an interesting piece.

Thank acton28
Reviewed 1 week ago

This piece of art has been placed in a really good location and lends itself to a great photo session up close and in sunny weather.

Thank TBO64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called here on the way from the pier to the i360 tower. There were lots of other people there too taking photos of the landmark and photos of them and the landmark. We joined in the fun and took a few family shots.

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the walk along the ground to see this sculpture and take in the video it to Sea and also back along the beach

Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It is a landmark and is on a cool stone jetty, but utterly irrelevant for the place. Quirky but not interesting, you will see it as you walk along the shingle and it doesn't rate more than that.

Thank SteveJWallasey
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a bronze artwork entitled 'Afloat', which is a huge doughnut shaped globe. If you look closely you can see the longitude radiating from the central hole with shrunken shapes of the major continents across its surface, adrift like dark shadows. A much photographed...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Well worthy a walk to see. Love piece of art work, the donut offers a new view of the pier and sea. More importantly a new view of the continent's of the world. The donut has each continent cut out giving a artist perspective.

Thank Jacqui D
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is an unusual sculpture but very good everybody seems to like it. and its good for having your photo taken

Thank phil v
Reviewed 24 June 2017

to be honest I thought this was a polo when I first saw it recently. It stands at the far end of the promenade where there is still work being carried out. Not sure what the purpose is as didnt notice a placque. It stands...More

Thank Michelle1904
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Just by the pier, as seen on so many tv adverts. Plenty of eateries and bars close by. Shingle beach not the most comfortable but ey when the suns shining who cars

Thank Colin M
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24 July 2015|
Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
You have certainly raised my curiosity as to whether there is any deeper meaning to the doughnut.I will ck. when I visit Brighton this coming w/e to celebrate the 25th Gay Pride celebration whose theme is diversity.What a... More