aah, Bristol!

November 1, 2010

In the garden in Cliftonwood, there’s a rather luscious vine . . .

. . . and, from the bottom of the garden looking up the steep slope, a fig and a spectacular apple tree . . . .

. . . SS Gt Britain rests looking quite at home in the dock just  below the garden . . .

. .  we’re spoilt for choice with focal points and views . . .

. .  looking to the west  – rooftops and the hills beyond – and some fine renovated warehouses . . .

. . . and then my first glimpse of another Brunel feat of imagination, perseverance and staggering engineering design and construction.


‘suspensa  vix  via   fit’  is the inscription at the top of the tower. The translation seems to be something like ‘ a suspended way made with difficulty’.


little man. big hat.
in the shadow
of your engineering
genius, all of us
are pigmies                   

Swindon Brunel 200 Poems

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