Bristol

Gromit Unleashed – Part 1

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Around Bristol over the summer there are 80 Gromits that have been decorated by all sorts of artists. They’re amazing! So far we have found 8 so lots more to go. It is a lot of fun finding them.

About Gromit Unleashed!
Led by Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Aardman Animations, Gromit Unleashed is a public art exhibition in which giant sculptures of Gromit, decorated by invited artists, have been unleashed on the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area.

At the end of the art trail, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.

For more, check out www.gromitunleashed.org.uk

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New Shoes (and the Big Wheel)

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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I got myself some awesome new shoes. They’re by Tuk and I got them from Amazon.

The weather was amazing yesterday so I wore my shiny new shoes on our trip up in the Big Wheel. Described as Bristol’s answer to the London Eye, it’s a massive temporary wheel that dominates the city centre. It was scary being so high and I felt a bit seasick! It was really interesting to see Bristol from above, everything looks so different!
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Photowalk

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

One of my resolutions for the year is to use more of my film cameras. We went for a walk today with my Agfa Isola. I dropped the film off on the way home so when it’s back from the developers I’ll post the photos.

I also took a few pictures with my phone.

Swans and Seagulls

Boats

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Crane

I’m worn out now so I’m going to snooze on the sofa with some cats.

Caturday!

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

This week’s cat isn’t one of ours, it’s a cat we met on Wednesday. We went to St Werburghs City Farm for a wonder. It’s a small place with a few animals and birds. I love going in the spring when there are piglets and kids (baby goats not little humans).

There used to be a lovely black cat called Murphy on the farm but we haven’t seen him for a while. I was overjoyed when I spied this little kitty in one of the empty pens. She was so relaxed and enjoying the sun. We had fun playing with a stick by mostly she just wanted to lay upside down. She was like a little leopard.

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This goat kept sticking it’s head through the fence and chewing my bag whilst I was taking photos.
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Bristol Kite Festival

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Bristol hosts lots of great events, one of which is the Kite Festival. It’s at Ashton Court (where the Balloon Fiesta was), on top of the hills above Bristol. There are lots of incredible kites, inflatables and some very skilled kite flyers.

I was hoping to see a cat kite but there wasn’t one. There was a giant tiger though so I’ll post pictures of that soon. Maybe I’ll have design a cat kite.

I haven’t had my films developed yet so I thought I’d share some of my photos from the last time we went. You can see lots more on my Lomography Home.

Spikey

Windsocks

Legs and Mermaid

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta – Night Glow

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Last night, along with 100,000 other people (!!) we made our way to Ashton Court for the night glow at the Balloon Fiesta. It was pretty spectacular. There’s something really amazing about hot air balloons, the way that they’re so big yet so graceful and so quiet apart from the sound of the burners every now and then. The only complaint I have is that they played such loud music, my ears were ringing afterwards.

We’re off to see them launch this afternoon with my parents.

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Wow! Gorillas

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

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We went on a gorilla safari today!

In the year that Bristol Zoo Gardens celebrates its 175th anniversary, Wow! Gorillas brings a world class mass public art event to the streets and parks of Bristol this summer. Bringing together residents, visitors, schools, artists and businesses for a truly memorable shared experience for the whole city.

Wow! Gorillas has brought the arts and business communities together for the benefit of the city, showcasing the creative genius that has given Bristol its unique and vibrant culture. Artists have decorated life-size gorillas, sponsored by local businesses which will be placed around the city for 10 weeks between 6 July and 7 September.

http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/wow-gorillas

Armed with a map and some cameras we set out across the city to find as many as we could. We managed 20 before I ran out of energy so we’ve got lots left to find another day. It was lots of fun and we weren’t the only ones doing it. There were lots of people, families especially, out looking for them. It’s great to see how successful the project has been. If you’re in Bristol over the summer, keep your eyes peeled!

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Daz was in charge of navigation

Here’s a few of my favourites so far

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