Nothing too massively surprising here today. Two of the most familiar sights of the Hove seafront are Adelaide Crescent and Brunswick Square, which – if you include Brunswick Terrace – sit right next to each other vying for attention. In the eponymous cream corner we have Brunswick Square, with a fanciful mixture of detail – giant Ionic order articulated columns, giant Corinthian order pilasters, Doric columns on the ground floor, a fussy mixture of bays of differing depths, balustrades, balconies, pediments… you know the sort of thing. All very nice.
In the off-white corner we have Adelaide Crescent, which does things in a much more restrained fashion in order to basically draw attention to the beautiful reflected ogee curves that constitute the fundamental form and finest quality of the crescent. Like this: