A Bristolian Wander
Well now, here we are with a couple of hours to spend in Bristol while Cat goes to her UWE interview. Bristol is bathed in Spring sunshine. Where shall we go first? Being female, Mary wants to find some shops, so let’s go looking, eh? First, we find this, which is large, old and churchy. I conclude that it is a large old church.
Shortly, we arrive at St. Nicholas’ Market, a fascinating collection of stalls, including foods from around the world, second-hand bookshops, unusual clothes shops and more. I suspect that the University students use it a lot. Also, it is quite beautiful – check out the shadows thrown by the roof: Interesting clobber at this place, too – After a meander around the market, which would have made a #wander all of its own, we headed back down to the Harbourside. From here we strolled down towards this footbridge, which has what appear to be two giant cream horns sprouting from it,
to photograph a rusty chain and a mooring bollard. I’m either sensitive to texture and spatiotemporal context, or I’m an eejit. Make up your own mind.
I also photographed these pretty flowers, though.
Four cranes loom menacingly over the south end of the harbour, from where can be seen a row of pretty houses near yet another church.
We still haven’t found any shops, have we? Around the next corner we stumble across the Aquarium, outside which is this proud beastie. Anybody got a giant cup and a huge sheet of paper?
I liked this clock that will always tell the right time.
Now we catch sight of a few shops, but they sit on a very steep hill. I am reliably informed that @AhcomeonnowTed once cycled up this hill. How mighty-thewed must his thighs be, eh?
At the top (and along a little bit), we get this expansive view over Bristol.
On the way back to the Park and Ride we passed this extremely attractive graffiti in a passageway – Finally, out of the bus window, I snapped this shot of the coloured houses on the hillside. A Bristolian Balamory, if you will.
Cat’s interview, though, did not seem to go well, since those taking it appeared to go against what they had told us at the Open Day regarding Foundation years. Time will tell.