Just some photos of Bristol

I was only in Bristol I could use it as a base to visit some nearby places so I didn’t have time to look around the city. Although I came back from Caerleon mid-afternoon so I had enogh time to head over to the harbour to have a look over SS Great Britain before the sun set, and the day I left I took some photos around the Old City (where I was staying) and Castle Park.

This is a 1878 steam crane. You can go in and look around it.

SS Great Britain, the world’s largest passenger ship at the time she was built (1845).

The first class saloon.

This is Castle Park, bording the river. There’s a series of panels outlining the history. Once it was a place full of houses, shops, pubs and factories,

On the afternoon of 24 November 1940, 148 aircraft of the Luftwaffe left airfields in Northern France heading for Bristol. The concentration point was to be the City Docks, and their objective was to destroy Bristol’s industry and port facilities. 135 aircraft reached the target area, and dropped 156,250 kg (344,470 lb) of high explosives, 4,750 kg (10,470 lb) of oil bombs and 12,500 incendiaries. As the raid progressed, the fires could be seen from 250 kilometres (160 mi) away. Wide areas of the city were struck, but the most concentrated damage occurred in the area between Broad Quay and Old Market where fierce fires burnt through the night.

St Peter’s Church is just a shell.

St Mary-le-Port Church is just a tower.

Little left of the Norman castle either, but that was demolished after the Civil War.

St Nicholas Market is a undercover market (since 1743).

On the edge of the market is the entrance to this guest house. A nice place to say, if you’re ever in Bristol.

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