Bristol is very close to my home town and I have spent a lot of time there over the course of my life. It's a place I hold very close to my heart. I love Bristols character, diversity, the mixture of urban and rural areas, it's historic sites and the lovely people who live and work there.
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Awesome name, awesome brain. Inventor, engineer and visionary. I'd ask him how he came up with the SS Great Britain's engine, what the toughest bit of building the Clifton Suspension Bridge was and whether he agreed that the current running of the Great Western Railway is a complete disgrace and what he'd suggest we do to the morons who are currently in charge...

Isambard, hero of Bristol, and the man who taught me that you'll never be short in a tall hat. Isambard Kingdom Brunel against the launching chains of the Great Eastern at Millwall in

"Bristol Balloon Fiesta" by Daugirdas Racys

The Balloons flew over our HQ. Here's a picture of them taken by the bridge "Bristol Balloon Fiesta" by Daugirdas Racys

Cabot Tower, Bristol, UK I nearly lost Kieron here, he was only 3 and we got separated and he wondered off, it was lucky that a family were at the top of the tower and they could tell us where he was

Cabot Tower ~ constructed in 1898 to commemorate the Anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland, and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Bristol,England.

Park Street,  Bristol, England- lived right next to this and I miss it everyday.

Park Street, Bristol, England- lived in Bath five years, Bristol is a lovely city to visit

I would love to do a simlar shot to this with me in centre of the frame.....but with all the photoglow colours.....

Bristol The Clifton Suspension Bridge at Night. Designed by The famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1864

Bristol, UK

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Bristol, UK

Actually, I know this is Cliftonwood (Bristol) in the foreground as the pink house in the middle is where a friend used to live on Ambrose Road. Totterdown is in the background.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta '14

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Bristol Suspension Bridge

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The bow of the SS Great Britain, steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel dating from 1845.

The bow of the SS Great Britain, steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel dating from

Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Night Glow

Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Night Glow

I was here last week - it's changed a lot since I was last here when they were still raising funds to lay the decking. The glass over the dry dock is genius - shown well in this shot

The SS Great Britain. Brunel's metal ship, engineering masterpiece and now a great day out.