Category / Bristol / Suburban / Urban

A collection of blog posts with images taken in and around Bristol, United Kingdom.

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  • John Boiz R.I.P

    Best of Bristol 2019

    Bristol: these are some of my personal favourite images from 2019. They mainly feature some of the more mundane and less photographed parts of the city, but that’s the way I like it! In March I was able to get access to the demolition site of the old Sorting Office to capture the last days…

  • 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…

  • Demolition of the Bristol Sorting Office

    Demolition of the Bristol Sorting Office

    At the end of March I was fortunate to get a quick tour of the demolition work being carried out by Kier of Bristol’s former sorting office at Temple Meads. The structure, which has been derelict since 1997, is being demolished to make way for the new Bristol University Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. The building…

  • Ashton Vale

    Metrobus Guideway

    The Bristol MetroBus is an express bus network that operates as a ‘guided busway’ along parts of its route. These images are taken on the section between Ashton Avenue Bridge and Ashton Vale in the South-West of the City This series of pictures were taken on a two hour walk in late December 2018. I…

  • 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…

  • 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…