I have been too busy doing things and going places to sort photos or write and now I am 3 weeks behind. The mind is becoming overwhelmed and growing dim about events too. The next few blogs will be short and sweet. I had another four days in Bristol during which I spent two at the archives, including walking to and from and another walking around much of the city.
The first photos are from the window of my guesthouse room, an attic conversion on the other side of the river from the city centre but within convenient walking distance of the archives. The room was very snug and angled and while OK for a short visit I wouldn’t have like it to be my permanent home. The shared shower was the smallest and most inconvenient one I’ve ever been in if you discount the one in Copenhagen in 2015 whose bathroom light was movement activated and turned off as it only detected movement outside the shower. The second floor location had the advantage of a good view over the harbour. From it I could see a diverse skyline including a small part of the Clifton Bridge which I wrote about 2 years ago. http://www.kerry.net.au/?p=2305 My first day there was mostly wet and miserable until late afternoon so I stayed in. It did allow me to see and hear a replica steam engine and carriages which took tourists around a small area near the harbour and river. It took a while before I managed to catch more than a glimpse of it as the window of opportunity was small.
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The photos below are but a few taken at various locations around the harbours. I have many more, especially of those in the central city area but these will suffice.
There is more about the “Mathew” on the internet including here https://matthew.co.uk/ It is TINY. I could have queued for a visit but had a million places to visit and no time for queues and it was always too late whenever I passed it on other occasions.
These were part of a trendy new area to the right of the photo which bridged a small area between the harbour and a pedestrian bridge over the river.