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A BRIEF LOVE LETTER

Bristol Harbouside

I sometimes find myself saying “I grew up in Bristol”, which is patently untrue as anyone with half an ear can tell my accent lacks the required West Country twang. But I do consider the city my adopted hometown, and it’s a place that has shaped my life more than most: spending a year as a study abroad student was enough to lure me back for an MA; my PhD focused on one of the city’s landmarks, the Isambard Kingdom Brunel-designed Clifton Suspension Bridge; MrElaineous and I had our first date at the Bristol Zoo and chose to get married at the Bristol Registry office.

So it’s probably no surprise that despite moving away nearly a decade ago, I always enjoy visiting this dynamic city. It has a thriving street art scene (after all, international artist Banksy is reputed to be a Bristol lad), a bustling harbourside, and when the sun is out, like during a trip I made earlier in the winter, it is easy to fall in love with it all over again.

Wills Memorial Building, Bristol
Park Street at sunrise, Bristol
Flower street art, Park Street, Bristol
Bristol Cathedral
Elaine Massung Off the Beaten Track
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