Autumn in Clifton

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‘The man with the greatest originality of thought and power of execution, bold in his plans but right’.

Daniel Gooch, 1859

 

 

Now both our children leave in Bristol we seem to be spending a lot of our leisure time driving up the motorway ! It’s no hardship as the city has everything a photographer could want or need.

 

 

 

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It has some wonderful green areas. This is the beginning of what is known as The. Downs, but Bristol has so many green spots and vantage points.

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The wonderful Clifton Suspension Bridge designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. it spans the Avon Gorge and  took 33 years to build. Brunel was a great engineer,  a visionary,  a man willing to take chances. In 2002 the BBC ran a programme called 100 Greatest Britons, Brunel was second, only Winston Churchill beat him and William Shakespeare was fourth ! If you want to learn more here is a link about the history.

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On a beautiful Autumn day you can’t beat the view.

 

 

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The area known as Clifton is considered the most desirable, elegant and upmarket with lots of classy, independent shops.

 

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It has the Clifton Arcade which is full of little independents one off shops.

 

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And finally one of the many scrapbook pages I have created about this wonderful city. Supplies by Anna Aspnes.

 

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A Trip to Bristol Harbour Festival

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This last weekend Mark and I visited Bristol Harbour Festival a free event that happens every year and brings thousands to the city. As Bristol is the European green capital for 2015 there was more emphasis on the environment.

There was a magnificent whale constructed from plastic bottles and recycled rubbish.

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This busker was performing just next to the bridge.

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Just because you are in a city doesn’t mean it can’t be colourful !

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So much to look at plenty of boats and trains outside the museum.

 

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Even a naval training ship.

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Some great places to eat.
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Herbs can be grown anywhere…

 

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Even new apartments can be made artful !

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Then the rest of the afternoon spent drinking coffee, eating cake and listening to wonderful music..
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Summer in the city nothing better.