The LOVE Bridge

Visit Bristol Takeover

Recently Visit Bristol got in touch to offer me a weekend takeover of their Instagram feed. I was delighted, but also a little surprised – my pictures aren’t generally perceived as being ‘tourist friendly’ and I’m aware that not everyone shares my love of brutalist architecture and mundane suburban scenes. But Visit Bristol were looking for photographers to give different perspectives on this city and so I was absolutely up for that challenge!

I was given the Easter weekend slot from Friday to Sunday and the weather forecast was pretty amazing. So I set out some plans to visit different parts of the city with the aim to cover as much ground as possible. I’m always pretty content when wandering the streets with my camera and this takeover gave me the opportunity to do just that, with the added bonus of a much larger Instagram audience for my pictures.

In all I made five trips out. The first was to Stoke Park on the Wednesday before Easter. I took the opportunity of a foggy morning to head up the the BT Tower on Purdown hoping that it would make for some good pictures – I wasn’t disappointed.

On good Friday I visited Stockwood, Whitchurch and Knowle in the South of the city. On Saturday I went to Bedminster – home to Upfest and amazing streetart and In the evening I went to shoot Clifton Cathedral and had a wander around Funderworld on the Downs. On Sunday I made my way to St Werburghs via Stokes Croft and Montpelier. I posted some of these shots on the Visit Bristol Instagram feed and in the stories and got some lovely reactions.

Here are a selection of my favourites images from the takeover…

Sunrise on Purdown
Sunrise on Purdown
The Purdown BT Tower
The Purdown BT Tower
Stoke Park
Stoke Park
Stoke Park
Stoke Park
The Dower House, Stoke Park
The Dower House, Stoke Park
Christ the Servant Church, Stockwood
Christ the Servant Church, Stockwood
The Reverend Gwyn Owen
The Reverend Gwyn Owen
Work Wear Bargains!
Work Wear Bargains!
Knowle
Knowle
St Bernadette's Whitchurch
St Bernadette’s Whitchurch
Broadwalk Shopping Centre Car Park
Broadwalk Shopping Broadwalk Shopping Centre Car Park
Perrett's Park Allotments
Perrett’s Park Allotments
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Whitchurch
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Whitchurch
Knowle Water Tower
Knowle Water Tower
Brooks Dye Works
Brooks Dye Works
Clifton Cathedral
Clifton Cathedral
The Black Castle Public House
The Black Castle Public House
Artwork by J O D Y
Artwork by J O D Y
Artwork by Caro Pepe
Artwork by Caro Pepe
Redpoint Climbing Centre
Redpoint Climbing Centre
Redpoint Climbing Centre
Redpoint Climbing Centre
Stokes Croft
Stokes Croft
The LOVE Bridge
The LOVE Bridge
Artwork by Stinkfish in St Werburghs
Artwork by Stinkfish in St Werburghs

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