Thursday, 29 November 2012

Brunel's Bridge

I walked up the hill from Bristol to Clifton to visit the famous bridge for the first time.  Seen from deck level, it looks quite ordinary, and I was surprised how small it is - perhaps its fame makes one expect something bigger.  When you take the conventional photo from the observatory, the gorge adds the element of 'big' and 'exciting'.  

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Pirates and Graffiti

Another view of the pirate, one of the striking graffiti spreads in the city, the Garden of Earthly Delights  (otherwise known as the Cabot Centre) and an inexplicable reflective sphere in one corner of a square.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bristol in the Rain

On a weekend when most of the South West of England was severely flooded, we walked around Bristol with compact cameras.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Strumpshaw Fen 3

Heron landing, Chinese Water Deer, Otter and Widgeon.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Strumpshaw Fen 2

The juvenile gulls had a good game: one picked up a piece of weed, and became IT, and all the others chased him until he dropped it, then another would pick up, and so on.