Brighton residents have revealed what they would miss most about the city if they moved away.
After The Argus popped the question, hundreds of people took to social media to share their answers.
While some mentioned the physical parts of the city they would miss, others shared their memories of life in Brighton after moving away.
One commenter, David Rowan, said: “I spent the first 23 years of my life there until I moved across the Sussex border into Hampshire.
“I’ve been there many times in the 50 years since and still have old school friends from the grammar school that became Bhasvic long ago.
“As I see the city boom, I recognize the problems, but my heart is still there. I love it, especially the sea and long promenade walks.”
Other former residents have also shared what they are missing, with one woman saying it was the “smell of the sea”.
Deborah Cortey, who left Brighton 42 years ago, added: “Even though I live on the Mediterranean, it doesn’t smell the same.”
One person said they would miss natural wonders like “watching starlings murmur over the West Pier.” Yolanda Samuels said she would miss “Brighton and Hove Albion FC and the Amex, The Lanes and the North Laine and friends who have become second family to me”.
Jane Nayar agreed, adding: “I miss The Lanes and the whimsicality, the smell of the sea and the vastness of its horizon, the sound of the seagulls and its blaze of colour. I miss that.”
Other residents praised the diversity of the city.
Gandhi Rosie said of the culture in the city: “It is the most colorful and tolerant society. You can be and look how you feel and want, and it’s always perfectly okay how you are. I’ve never felt so free to just be me.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23055504.brighton-residents-share-miss-city/?ref=rss Brighton residents share what they would miss about the city