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The Doughnut

Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1, England
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Beautiful colour and texture

If you like modern sculpture, the Doughnut is a work of quality, and its colour and texture are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pierre J
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Azores, Portugal
Interesting statue

Interesting statue with great views over the sea and Brighton seafront. There is plenty to see and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James A
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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"doughnuts"
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"photo opportunity"
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"great place to take photos"
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"quick look"
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"sea front"
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"public art"
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"pushed together"
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"sea view"
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"taking photos"
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"worth a visit"
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"sculptures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like modern sculpture, the Doughnut is a work of quality, and its colour and texture are intriguing. Now, if your tastes lean more towards Michelangelo-type works, you may prefer to visit some other monument.

Thank Pierre J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting statue with great views over the sea and Brighton seafront. There is plenty to see and do nearby, but the Afloat/Donut statue is probably best visited alongside another seaside attraction.

Thank James A
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I got some great photos of my family. The statue is right by the seafront and has a beautiful view..

Thank Freya M
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

A little ridiculous really. It’s an over sized doughnut statue plonked along the sea front... Fun for all of 2 minutes

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The challenge seemed to be to get the kids through the centre head-first without dropping them. Too busy to notice the view.

Thank rwgray
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you have time, it is worth having a look at this work of art along the seafront. The photo's don't do it justice.

Thank CoBeck82
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and unique statue. On a sunny day the views along the sea front are beautiful and very picturesque!!!

Thank cg2792
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

lovely view of the doughnut on a sunny January morning. We saw the statue from a distance and it looks pretty with the sea behind.

Thank Lucy S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Why is there a statue of a donut here? Who paid for it? Was there really any point? It serves absolutely no purpose at all and is not even particularly attractive. Fail.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The sculpture called "the Doughnut" is located on a small stone pier just to the east of the main Brighton Amusement pier. Kids of all ages enjoy having their photos taken as they gaze through the main hole in the sculpture. On closer examination of...More

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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
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