One of the largest cities in England, Bristol sits on the River Avon, with lots of street art and quirky buildings. A colourful and vibrant city popular with the younger and more alternate population. Making itself known as the city where anything goes, from all variety of street art to quirky cafes and bars. It doesn’t allow itself to be defined and gives itself a new purpose.
1) BALLOONS OF BRISTOL
When people think of Bristol, one thing in particular springs to mind. And that’s the Balloons. Every year for a weekend in August a Hot Air Balloon Regatta takes place which lights up the skies and showcases a spectacle of colours. As this only happens for a weekend Bristol Shopping centre has this beautiful piece showcasing. Highlighting whats makes Bristol different to other cities.
2) WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING
Still exists. The old buildings have not been knocked down but have either been given a new purpose or are still in use. Sitting side by side with the new. Beautiful gems like the one below pop out even more when hidden away almost like they are waiting to be discovered.
3) COLOURED BUILDINGS
Colourful houses have been popping up in increasing numbers in Bristol and their spread seems to be widening.
4) CABOT TOWER
Cabot Tower, set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End, is a 105ft tower built-in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot’s famous voyage from Bristol and the continent of North America four hundred years earlier.
5) CABOT CIRCUS
Cabot Circus is a shopping centre in Bristol, England. It is adjacent to Broadmead, a shopping district in Bristol city centre. It opened in September 2008.
6) M SHED
Due to its maritime background, it has a lot of industrial sheds that have now taken shape as other uses from commercial to leisure, such as the most famous being M Shed. Now a cultural hub. An industrial shed highlighting the history of the city and its past.
7) HARBOUR OF BRISTOL
On the other side of the harbour, the 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini.
8) STREET ART OF BRISTOL
The most famous street artist in the world, Banksy first made his/her work famous in Bristol and as a result the whole city in covered in decorative gems at every turn. From popular cultural references to politically inspired quotes.
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