Marnova – of and from a wandering mind…

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A room with a view

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Bristol is becoming highrise on the sly, I’ve noticed;  extra floors being added onto old buildings,  progressive demolitions making way for incrementally taller buildings (invariably housing tiny flats), towers being built in the low lying parts of town or in ways that their sheer mass is concealed.  You can see how much the skyline is changing from the top of Castlemead, (for now) the tallest building in Bristol, our very own Far Away Tree.  Here is a very different perspective – I struggle to recognise the city that I feel I know like the back of my hand.

The underbelly of Bristol
South West overlooking Castle Park, the underbelly of Bristol – all walks of human life can be found here


West on Broadweir (Castle Park to the left, towards St Nicks Market)


North, overlooking the Cabot Circus shopping centre development


The travesty that is the Cabot Circus shopping centre development, home to several hundred migrant builders for the next year

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 Back down the slippery slip, I was sad to see the work at the Old Courage Brewery.  And shocked to see how much has been torn down.  I used to take a detour on my way into work just to have my breath taken away by it each morning.  I don’t think anyone expected that such a beautiful building wouldn’t be kept intact. 

A crying shame.

RIP

The Courage Brewery RIP

 

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Written by marnova

March 6, 2008 at 11:57 pm

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