Places to visit for photos & culture in Bristol


CoDa

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 14:32
As title, I am visiting friends in Bristol later this month, and apart from the SS Great Britain where are any other good photo locations.

Visit will be from Sunday AM to Tuesday PM so limited time etc.
Colin

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Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)



bwlchmawr

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 15:22
There's a mixture of very modern and nineteenth century arcitecture around the harbour area. Clifton's good (Georgian architecture), you can get onto Brunel's suspension bridge from there. Up the Avon gorge: dramatic scenery. St Mary Redcliffe is one of the best medieval churches in England (better than the cathedral, which is mostly 19th century.

Should keep you busy...

Regards,

Andrew
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 15:23
A boat trip round the floating harbour (where ss Great Britain is) would be a nice idea. Changing perspective of the city from new to old, and plenty of colourful and idiosyncratic boats.

Millenium square and Cabot circus are good for urban shots.

Severnbeach has an interesting estuary walk, and the two Avon bridges are worth a look!
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allbend

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 21:07
Pentaxophile wrote:

Severnbeach has an interesting estuary walk, and the two Avon bridges are worth a look!

I suspect this should have been "Severn Bridges" (new & old), but there are some interesting bridges across the river upstream of the SS Great Britain harbour area.

Also interesting is the now closed Cabot Tower on Brandon Hill, close to the Art gallery, Museum and University.

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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 21:17
Yeah that's right, getting my rivers mixed up! I meant the big suspension bridges Including the one visible from Severnbeach
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 21:29
Pentaxophile wrote:
Yeah that's right, getting my rivers mixed up! I meant the big suspension bridges Including the one visible from Severnbeach

I'd second that. There's some terrific views from here. I visited only a couple of weeks ago. You can get there by train, I think, from Temple Meads.



Regards,
A.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
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alfiemooon

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 23:42
That`s a rather "moody" photo of The Second Severn Crossing.

Welding...I`ll drop you a PM

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Dangermouse

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 00:52
Definitely wander around the old City Docks. I'd suggest something like this:

Visit SS Great Britain Cafe (great panini with view of the harbour)
Wander along the waterside. There are some abandoned buildings next to SS GB, if you walk on past the Marina, flats, and caravan site you'll eventually come to an area that hasn't changed much with a few old dockyard pubs, swing bridges, and the locks into the river.

Going the other way you have railway lines, cranes, the horrible mess that's been made of the old Industrial Museum (mangled into a "Museum of Bristol") and another swing bridge. If you can plan your trip for a day when the museum railway is operating then it's well worth it, failing that try looking at the footpath that runs between the railway line and the New Cut (where the river was diverted when the harbour was built). There are a few interesting bridges, and once you get to the far end there's the much-battered Ashton Gate swing bridge and the old tobacco warehouses.

Have a look here for inspiration:

http://bristol-rail.co.uk/wiki/Index.php

It's a rail history site but their virtual tours of the old harbour lines make great guides, the chap running it seems a keen photographer of the "record it before the bulldozers level it" school (an approach I heartily approve of).
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chrissinkpen

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 07:28
I particularly like the Colston Hall.
The recent extension to this iconic building is striking in my view.
Regards
Chris

CoDa

Link Posted 06/03/2010 - 16:29
Thanks for all the suggestions, my wife likes the idea of the (great panini ) so I think that is a top of the list.

Regards
Colin

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)



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