Bristol is famous for its street art. It is after all the home of Banksy. In inner Bristol graffiti adorns shop fronts, back alleys underpasses and almost any available surface. Some older residents regret the invention of the spray paint can but tourists love discovering hidden gems. I have grown to appreciate it and it certainly brightens up our drab city streets.
Did you know Samuel Pepys, the famous London diarist visited Bristol in the 17th century? No neither did I. However when Pepys visited in 1668 as part of his work as a naval clerk he was very impressed with the city calling it a second London.
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bristol
It is almost the end of November and like it or not that means Christmas has arrived in Bristol. Personally I think the shopping centres are looking particularly festive this year and I thought I would go for a stroll with my camera, have a gingerbread latte and share a few photos and two competitions. Continue reading “What’s on in Bristol this Christmas”
The Frome valley riverside walkway forms a green corridor from the Bristol harbourside for about twenty miles to the source of the river Frome in Dodington Park near Chipping Sodbury on the edge of the Cotswolds. Last week our walking group covered the first five miles from the centre of the city east through the inner city with its graffiti and litter on through Eastville Park and Oldbury Court estate to Frenchay. The green corridor means that otters, bats, foxes squirrels and rabbits can often be seen in the heart of the city. Part of the walkway is close to where we live and we often spot cormorants, kingfishers and herons waiting to catch something for their dinner. Continue reading “Frome riverside walkway”