Princes Street Swing Bridge, Bristol …

I decided to attempt to paint this photo today:

I think that this photo sums up much of what makes Bristol a great place to live. Every year there is the Ashton Court Balloon Fiesta in August, if we are lucky we get to see a great variety of balloons take to the skies over Bristol. This lonesome balloon had clearly missed the fiesta by a few months but it made a beautiful sight over the docks. Another annual event here is the Bristol Harbour Festival, this is usually in September, over a long weekend. Bristol Docks become filled with every conceivable shape and size of boat, all of them elaborately decorated with flags and bunting. We often have some tall ships pay us a visit during this festival and for them to gain entry to the docks, the above bridge needs to swing open to let them through.

Anyway, I digress, this is my interpretation of the scene above, I’m thinking of attempting an abstract version of it tomorrow:


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