Brighton / East Sussex: The Royal Pavilion is open during renovation
This building is a result of exuberant fantasy and doubtful taste. It's the Royal Pavilion in Brighton which was meant as a summer residence for the Royals. The architect John Nash created a fairy-tale version of Indian style. The project took eight years (from 1815 - 1823). The interior of the Palace is kind of chinese. Altogether this brought about a mixture which Queen Victoria found extremely appalling. She refused to spend her summers in the building. She turned her back to the city - also because she realized that ordinary people had developed a certain penchant for Brighton which made it intolerable for the Queen. Today the Pavilion is a museum. It is situated in a beautiful park which Brighton's residents obviously like.
Of course there is an interesting website on the Pavilion which you find here: www.royalpavilion.org.uk/default.asp