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Old March 8th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #1
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BRISTOL, England

BRISTOL



Area: 42.5 sq miles
Elevation: 11mASL
Population: 436,278 (urban: 580,982)
Timezone: GMT


Bristol, historically known as Brigstowe, is the sixth largest city in England and eighth in the United Kingdom. Before Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester increased in size during and after the Industrial Revolution, Bristol was the second largest city after London. The city is within a county of its own - now the City of Bristol after what used to be called Avon until 1996. It borders the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset and is fairly close to Gloucester to the northeast and Bath to the southeast. The city sits on the River Avon and River Frome and is set just inland from the River Severn which later becomes the Bristol Channel.

The city is the centre of commerce, culture, employment and education in the region and is historically linked to its bustling city port that used to occupy a large space in the centre of the city but has since moved to the western edges of the city at Avonmouth. Now, the city's propserity comes from the aerospace industry. The area that was once the city port, now known as the harbourside, has partly been redeveloped and partly restored in its heritage. There are also places called 'Bristol' in the United States, Peru, Canada, Jamaica and Costa Rica, all presumably named after Bristol in England.

I already have an existing Bristol thread which you can follow the link to in my signature which is updated as regularly as possible. This thread however will show different parts of the city in each update.


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01) The City
02) Clifton & West End
03) Canon's Marsh
04) Redcliffe
05) Broadmead
06) Temple
07) Beyond the City
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Old March 8th, 2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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That bridge B. Mike is really awesome How far is from city?
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Old March 8th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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- THE CITY -


View of Bristol Cathedral

The 'City' itself is bordered by the ring road to the north and east and the floating harbour to the south. The neighbourhoods of St. Paul's and Easton lie to the north, Redcliffe to the east, Southville to the south and Clifton and Canon's Marsh to the west. The ward itself is known as Cabot.

The historic core of the city was initally immediately north of Bristol Bridge, between the River Frome and the River Avon, in the area of High Street, Broad Street and Corn Street. The eastern part of this area, between the bridge and Bristol Castle, was destroyed in 1940 during the Bristol Blitz, but the western part predominantly survived, and still contains many historic buildings. After the war, the blitzed area was regenerated, annd the creation of Castle Park went underway.

The course of the River Frome, just to the west of the historic centre, was covered over in stages, in the second half of the 19th century. The area became the centre of the city's tramway network, and was known as the 'Tramways Centre'. It was known as this well after 1939 when trams stopped altogether in the city but now it is simply known as the 'Centre'.
Between 1936 and 1938, the Centre was enlarged when more of the River Frome, between Broad Quay and St Augustine's Parade, was covered in, making way for an inner ring road. These planning decisions are beginning to be reversed, for example, the ring road is no longer circular, as the stretch through Queen Square has been closed and returned to its use as a public park. St Augustine's Parade is also becoming less car oriented, as roads have been narrowed, turned into bus lanes or closed altogether. The Centre was redeveloped for the millennium, with fountains and a cascade being erected.


01. The 'Centre'


02. The 'Centre' & The Facade of the Hippodrome


03. St. Augustine's Parade


04. The Colston Tower from St. Augustine's Reach


05. St. Augustine's Reach and a View of the Centre


06. View of the Cathedral from St. Augustine's Reach


07. Prince Street


08. The Bristol & West Tower from College Green


09. The Bristol & West Tower from Queen's Square


10. Queen's Square (East)


11. Queen's Square ( North)


12. Queen's Square (North)


13. Queen's Sqaure


14. Facades on Queen's Square


15. The Southeast Corner of Queen's Square


16. Welshback


17. College Green


18. Facades along College Green


19. King's Street


20. Baldwin Street (North End)


21. Baldwin Street (North End)


22. Bristol Bridge


23. Sidestreet of Welshback


24. Queen Charlotte Street


25. Clare Street


26. St. Stephen's Street / Baldwin Street Corner


27. Corn Street (looking North)


28. Corn Street (looking South)


29. Corn Street (looking South)


30. The Corn Street Market


31. St. Nicholas Alley


32. Small Street


33. St. Nicholas Alley


34. Broad Street


35. Baldwin Street Corner Buildings


36. Baldwin Street


37. College Green


38. The Council House


39. Bristol Cathedral


40. Colston Avenue


41. Traffic on Colston Avenue


42. Lewins Mead


43. Colston Avenue from St. Stephen's Street


44. The Wills Tower from Denmark Street


45. Denmark Street


46. Pipe Lane


47. Statue outside Bristol Cathedral


48. Corn Stree (Looking North)


49. St. Stephen's Street / Corn Street Crossing


50. Marsh Street


51. Stairs from St. Stephen's Street to Baldwin Street


52. Baldwin Street


53. St. Nicholas Markets


54. Newmarket Street


55. All Saint's Church, Newmarket Street


56. Newmarket Street and Broad Street


57. Unity Street


58. Baldwin Street


59. Queen Charlotte Street


60. Castle Park
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Old March 9th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #4
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nice city.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #5
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What a nice surprise is Bristol to me. I didnīt spect a city full of color and good archictectural pieces around, very interesting and diverse.
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What a beatiful place! Wouldnīt mind living there.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #7
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I loooove England, you're blessed too live in such a beautiful city!
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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #8
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Great Post, As Usual

Thank you for the tour of your city, Mike. I got to spend a week in Bristol in 1973, when I was nine years old. I remember loving the Industrial Museum and seeing the SS Great Britain--at the time, only the bow had been restored. A great city. If I were ever inclined to leave the drizzly Northwest (US) Bristol would be near the top of the list.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #9
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March 8th, 2009 09:20 AM by christos-greece
That bridge B. Mike is really awesome How far is from city?
Hi there. Ye, it was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel during his prime. It separates the high-wealth area of Clifton Village which is part of Bristol to the Leigh Woods area which technically is not part of the city but is considered as an outer suburb. It can be found crossing the River Avon on the south-western edge.

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nice city.
Thank you, glad you like Bristol.

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What a nice surprise is Bristol to me. I didnīt spect a city full of color and good archictectural pieces around, very interesting and diverse.
Hey - thanks and glad I've given you a good impression of the city. Despite its size it one of the less well-known or mentioned cities in the UK. I'm not sure why, especially when you consider its history and significance but glad you like it.

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What a beatiful place! Wouldnīt mind living there.
Thank you very much. I'm sure you would love it here.

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I loooove England, you're blessed too live in such a beautiful city!
Thanks mate. I am proud myself to live in Bristol, no doubt you would like to visit the city sometime.

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Thank you for the tour of your city, Mike. I got to spend a week in Bristol in 1973, when I was nine years old. I remember loving the Industrial Museum and seeing the SS Great Britain--at the time, only the bow had been restored. A great city. If I were ever inclined to leave the drizzly Northwest (US) Bristol would be near the top of the list.
No probs though Bristol has changed remarkably since 1973 I have to say. But yes the Industrial Museum and SS Great Britain still stand as great landmarks and attractions to Bristol. Glad you would like to live in Bristol though drizzle does manage to make an appearance here too sometimes lol.
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Ye, it was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel during his prime. It separates the high-wealth area of Clifton Village which is part of Bristol to the Leigh Woods area which technically is not part of the city but is considered as an outer suburb. It can be found crossing the River Avon on the south-western edge.
Thanks for the info... Bridge looks great, and btw very nice photos too
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #11
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- CLIFTON & THE WEST END -

Clifton is an inner suburb of Bristol. Clifton was recorded in the Domesday book as 'Clistone', the name of the village denoting a 'hillside settlement' and referring to its position on a steep hill. There are however sub-districts of Clifton, including Whiteladies Road, an important shopping district to the east, and Clifton Village, a smaller shopping area near the Avon Gorge to the west. The area is among the most afflent areas in the city and the southwest of England as well as the suburbs of Stoke Bishop and Sneyd Park.


01. Park Street bottom

One could say the West End starts at the base of Park Street and all places west of that point is considered to be in the West End.


SOME IMPORTANT LANDMARKS:


02. Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School


03. St. George's Theatre


04. The Royal West of England Academy of Art


05. The Victoria Rooms


06. Bristol Museum


07. The Wills Memorial Tower


08. The Clifton Suspension Bridge


09. Park Street


10. Clifton Triangle


11. Clifton Triangle


12. Queen's Road at the bottom of Whiteladies Road


13. Queen's Road looking toward The Clifton Triangle


14. The Victoria Rooms


15. The Clifton Height Building on the Triangle


16. The Triangle and Clifton Heights


17. Victoria Square


18. Victoria Square


19. Victoria Square


20. Victoria Square in Autumn


21. The Monument in Berkeley Square


22. Berkeley Square


23. Brandon Hill


24. Pembroke Road


25. One of Many Up-Market Buildings on Pembroke Road


26. Housing on Pembroke Road


27. Pembroke Road


28. Pembroke Road


29. Pembroke Road


30. Pembroke Road


31. Alma Vale Church


32. Clifton Village


33. York Terrace


34. Caledonia Place in Autumn


35. Caledonia Place


36. Charlotte Street


37. Brandon Hill Park


38. Brandon Hill Park


39. Brandon Hill in Winter


40. The Wills Memorial Tower and Bristol Museum
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I must say Iīm genuinely impressed by Bristol. Loads of old buildings (I adore Victorian/Georgian architecture) to marvel at but still fresh and and modern plus the city has beatiful surroundings. To me this is urban perfection
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I expected to see a gray and old city, what a pleasant surprise! Man, your pics are awesome.
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lovely architecture
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Thanks for the info... Bridge looks great, and btw very nice photos too
No problem mate. Glad you like this icon of Bristol .

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I must say Iīm genuinely impressed by Bristol. Loads of old buildings (I adore Victorian/Georgian architecture) to marvel at but still fresh and and modern plus the city has beatiful surroundings. To me this is urban perfection.
Why thank you Mr Bricks, that is one thing I like about Bristol - its diversity. Personally I would prefer a little more old, as in what Bristol was like before the war but hey, you can't have it both ways unfortunately. Thanks for your comment.

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I expected to see a gray and old city, what a pleasant surprise! Man, your pics are awesome.
Hey thanks mate, glad you like them.

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And thanks for your comments anyway, folks.
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Beautiful pictures! Bristol really is an amzing city.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #18
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Bristol does not look like typical English city.It`s really surprising.
As somebody said before, it`s not gray.
Nice city-nice photos!
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I love England so much!!!!!!!
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08. The Clifton Suspension Bridge
I'm trying to remember if this is the bridge that is the crossing into Wales??

Great photos!
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