Tantalising glimpses of Bristol

This describes a competition celebrating my half-century in Bristol, inspired by the fact that our H H Wills Physics Laboratory is the highest point in central Bristol. This means that the distinctive towers of our building can be seen, and photographed, from surprising viewpoints in and near the city. I took photographs, posted below, from a number of places. The competition, open to Bristol Physics students, was to identify the places. This was not easy: many were from parts of the city that students rarely visit and hardly know. The winner was a 4th-year student: Adam Owens Dransfield; to my surprise, almost all his identifications were correct.

35 Berkeley Square

35 Berkeley Square

 

48 Kings Drive

48 Kings Drive

 

approaching Temple Meads by train

approaching Temple Meads by train

 

Ashton Court

Ashton Court

 

between Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill

train between Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill

Elgin Park

Elgin Park

 

Hampton Park

Hampton Park

 

Kingsdown Parade

Kingsdown Parade

 

M32 from rail bridge

from rail bridge across M32

 

Queens Building

Queens building

 

Ravenhill Avenue Knowle

Ravenhill Avenue Knowle

 

Redland Green near Redland Road

Redland Green near Redland Road

 

Redland Green overlooking Luccombe Hill

Redland Green overlooking Luccombe Hill

 

Redland Road Hill

Redland Road Hill

 

St Michael's Hill

St Michael’s Hill

 

Sylvia Avenue Knowle

Sylvia Avenue Knowle

 

 

train between Stapleton Road and Montpelier

train between Montpelier and Stapleton Road

Valentine Bridge

Valentine Bridge

 

Whiteladies Road

Whiteladies Road near Clifton Down

 

Worrall Road

Worrall Road