Bristol Architectural Adventure
29 August 2022

Without doubt one of the richest architectural cities in the world – Bristol offers a mind-blowing variety of lines, angles and curves. At times you are very much centred and grounded in England – the unmistakable feel of a contemporary English city underpins your hike. But then the details reach out and seduce you – you may well be in times past, or in a distant future. You are transported not only in time but in location – are you in Rome, Miami, Amsterdam, Scandinavia? You could well be – because the architecture of Bristol expresses aesthetics that very much evoke those and other locations. And yet, the city is held, and tied, together. Somehow the ancient and the ultramodern – the familiar and the foreign – co-exist, not only in tolerance but a kind of mutual enhancement (it goes way beyond being merely ‘complementary’). The shoot was a little impromptu and handheld (not even a tripod or a jig came along, so there are a few jitters). Still, I considered it a crime not to share some of the magic of a daytrip and a walk in one of the most vibrant and surprising locations in the southwest.

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Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.