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My blog posts are mostly picture led with captions that give more information about the subject or the area. These are mixed with the occasional longer post.

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  • Severnside Trading Estate, Avonmouth

    Severnside

    Sunday. A trip to the tip. But fortunately for me my local Household Waste Recycling Centre is located in Avonmouth, a curious landscape of light industry, docks, vehicle storage, wind and solar farms and the Severn Way footpath that runs alongside the estuary. I took the opportunity to take some pics…   If you like…

  • Dodge Van, Kingswood, Bristol BS15

    Kingswood. Bristol BS15

    It began as a trip to explore Staple Hill in East Bristol with Richard Ford, but the beauty of a minimal plan is that change is simple. The result was two separate evening visits, a week apart, to Kingswood, technically South Gloucestershire but very much a suburb of Bristol.   King Chase Shopping Centre The…

  • Cheverons

    Aust and the old Severn Bridge

    The other evening Richard Ford and I headed out to explore Aust in South Gloucestershire – site of the original Severn Bridge crossing from England into Wales. I’d seen Richard’s shots of the old Severn View Services building (once the site of the largest public cafeteria in the UK, but now an insurance call centre)…

  • Avonmouth. BS11. By Richard Ford

    Despite being a Bristol boy my entire life I’ve never had any real reason to visit the Avonmouth area, even though I live only a stones throw away, so I finally made the effort and visited in March this year. Avonmouth is a port and outer suburb of Bristol. It is located at the mouth…

  • Unidentified Abandoned Structure

    Intersection. The no man’s land beneath the M49 and M5.

    A trip out to the tip (or Household Waste Recycling Centre, to give it its proper title) at Avonmouth was enough to arouse my interest at the surreal no man’s land that surrounds the Kings Weston Lane site. This is where the M49 and M5 motorways intersect, it is also home to the Lawrence Weston…

  • North Circular Traffic Jam, Bounds Green

    Southgate to East Finchley (without Octopus)

    More North Circular Road related wanderings – from back in November 2014 (see the full mapped route here). This time taking in the deco suburbia of Southgate, bizarre graffiti at New Southgate, hidden (retail) parkland and the vast gothic St Pancras and Islington cemetery. The walk finished up at East Finchley with it’s lovely Edwardian / Victorian…

  • Red Door

    Avonbridge Trading Estate

    I’ve had occasion to visit the Avonbridge Trading Estate twice this week, both times under some pretty dense white skies. The second time I made sure to have a camera with me and take a wander around. This place is pretty bleak, in only the way that a field full of giant sheds, electricity pylons…

  • Southgate Tube Station detail. Designed by Charles Holden in 1933

    Art Deco: Arnos Grove to Southgate

    Day nine of London’s Inner Circle , a photo-walk roughly following the North and South Circular roads in an anti-clockwise direction from Greenwich, follows part of the Piccadilly line extension. The walk starts at Arnos Grove tube and ends at Southgate. Both stations are wonderful examples of Charles Holden‘s art-deco architecture, and in fact this…

  • Unofficial Skate Park on Festival Way

    Grimey Colour: Festival Way, Montpelier and Gloucester Road

    This post combines a few locations that work together. There’s a general theme of grimey Bristol colour seen in the grey light of the first months of this year… BRISTOL’S WHITE CITY On a late afternoon in January around the Cumberland Basin I found myself on Festival Way, the site of an unofficial skate park, White City…

  • Temple Gate House

    Bristol Temple Meads and Temple Gate

    Temple Gate – the area around Bristol Temple Meads station – is changing. It is being redeveloped as part of the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone project. I’m relatively new to this city but it seems like this regeneration is both welcome and long overdue. There are currently a lot of empty and derelict buildings…