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A short vacation in Bristol


Well, I’ve just spent a few days on holiday in Bristol. I’ve been previously but wanted to spend a bit more time visiting specific sites. Firstly, I took myself off to Bristol Zoo. I was impressed on my previous visit and this was reaffirmed. It’s such a lovely, peaceful,  well kept zoo with a fascinating collection of animals. My second day was taken up in the morning, with a visit to the Aquarium.  The deceptively large interior contained an interesting variety of sea creatures plus a ‘Jungle Walk’. I even stayed to listen and watch the ‘Feeding time’ talk! In the afternoon I continued used my 2 day ‘On/off bus ticket’ to visit the Brunel’s S.S. Great Britain. I don’t think I would have enjoyed being a passenger in those small cabins while being rocked about at sea.  For my final morning, I strolled past the Banksy wall painting which is not covered, thus has been vandalised slightly. Then continued across the street to the College Green area containing Bristol Cathedral and City Hall, two fine buildings. After wandering across the Millennium Square I got a photo of myself with Cary Grant. Lol!


The Derelict Cathedral

The Derelict Cathedral small

Spray paint on a box canvas frame abstract painting representing sunlight beaming through the ruined domed roof and empty framed windows of a large derelict medieval cathedral reflecting its light on the jagged glass and brick strewn floor.