I was invited to Bristol to give a talk to a National Dental Society. I was looking forward to the visit as I had not spent much time in Bristol in the past and I knew that I would have some opportunity to look around the City after my talk. I arrived in Bristol Temple Meads station and it is the imposing station roof that immediately catches the eye. I spent some time taking pictures at the start and end of my visit. The station has lots of character together with obliging passengers who set off the backdrop to the station.
The talk was in the Watershed a cinema theatre and it is in the heart of the Bristol docklands. The interaction of people with bridges, water and architecture caught my eye and as it had been raining there was some puddle reflections opportunities.
I liked the “we are curious” sphere that was near to the docklands and on my walk back to the hotel. The hotel was in Clifton and to reach it there was an uphill walk. It did not prove too strenuous but again there were many camera opportunities. On the river I passed by the SS Great Britain. I started to get a glimpse of the graffiti street art that adorns some of the Bristol streets. I enjoy street art but realise it is not to everyone’s taste. Some of the artwork is intricate, colourful and often has a great message to put across. The streets on the way to Clifton have interesting buildings. It is the setting of the houses in the Georgian to the Regency style. The hills surrounding the town provide the backdrop with the buildings following the curves and undulations of the geography.