Atlas Obscura ‘Fingermaze’

Visitors to Hove Park will find an unassuming pathway that blends into the ground seamlessly. What most don’t know is that this pathway is actually a public work of art and a maze designed to look like a giant’s fingerprint.

The public display was created in 2006 by local artist Chris Drury, who was also commissioned by the City Council to craft a separate art display in 2004.

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Atlas Obscura 2020
Everest’s Grave

Discover Everest's Grave in Hove, England: An unassuming churchyard is the resting place of a pioneering surveyor and reluctant namesake of a mountain.

Atlas Obscura 2017
A Teen’s Treasure Trove of Taxidermy

Anna's Museum is a private selection of curiosities, carefully curated by a young Brighton local.

Atlas Obscura 2021
Waterloo Street Arch and Gardens

Discover Waterloo

Atlas Obscura 2021

Discover 'Twins' in Brighton, England: These shopping center benches are actually a modern art installation.

Atlas Obscura 2021
Quadrophenia Alley

Discover Quadrophenia Alley in Brighton, England: This tiny alleyway is now a shrine to a subculture riot between the mods and rockers.

Atlas Obscura 2018
Mechanical Memories Museum

Discover Mechanical Memories Museum in Brighton, England: A vintage penny arcade hidden in the back of a fun fair-themed bar.

Atlas Obscura 2021
Victorian Seaside Shelters

Discover Victorian Seaside Shelters in Hove, England: These seaside shelters once enjoyed by royalty remain a part of local history.

Atlas Obscura 2018
Armada Beacon

Discover Armada Beacon in Hove, England: This large torch on the Hove coastline helped Sir Francis Drake defend England from the Spanish fleet.

Brutalism 1986
Brighthelm Church & Community Centre
Atlas Obscura 2020
Portslade ‘Gassie’

Discover Portslade ‘Gassie’ in Portslade, England: This desolate boat was once a key form of public transportation for Portslade residents.