The beach in Brighton is a popular place for people to walk the dog. Facing south - the sun rises and sets on each side of the beach at the spring and mid-autumn solstice.
The West Pier has been distroyed by two fires, the latest in 2003. With only the skeleton left it is an even more prominent landmark.
In these images I tried to copy the mood from the old English postcards. I added a b/wh layer that I reduced the opacity of, to about 50%. I then added a gradient map with a split toning preset and also reduced the opacity of this layer.