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.

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‘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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