Bristol Bridge & Waterfront

On the Sunday just gone me and Chloe spent a few days together in Bristol and I finally managed to give her the Olympus OM10 I bought for her which had been sitting in my bedroom for nearly 2 weeks!

I think she really liked it! Chloe went to the University in Bristol and had to meet a couple for a pre-wedding shoot so we decided to make a bit of a long weekend out of it and spend a few days together. I was pretty excited about getting to see Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge in the flesh and it did not disappoint!

It's a pretty awesome sight, and if you're into architecture, or like me just want to see all the different landmarks of England, it's definitely worth checking out.

There's an Observatory on Clifton Downs next to the bridge which you can apparently go inside and to the top to get a full view of the bridge but it was closed (and on the market For Sale as an Investment!) when we we're there.

The view from the bridge of the River Avon and of Bristol unfurled out before you it's amazing and you can get a great panorama of the city and of Avon gorge.

After we did the bridge, we also hung out around Bristol and met a few of Chloe's old friends which was cool, and did a few of the "sights of Bristol." before we had to get the train back.

We also got to hang around the waterfront and see some of the boats which was cool, I somehow managed to miss taking a photo of the SS Great Britain though!

We didn't get to spend as long there as we both liked though, and I think we will definitely be going back some time soon!

LC-Adventures IV - Lomo Companion

All photos taken with a Lomo LC-A+, some with 20mm super wide lens, all using Lomography branded ISO 400 film.

Battle of Bosworth Field

On Sunday my parents decided they wanted to do Bosworth battlefield for the day. One of the plus sides to be the only person in the family that can drive is that I get to go along with them when they go out anywhere!

I'd been before back in school and hadn't seen what it was like post-2010 when archeology and historical investigation suggested the battle had been fought further southwest than where the "battlefield" site was currently situated. Since then the battlefield has been renamed "Bosworth Country Park and Battlefield memorial site." It's definitely changed some since the last time I was there from memory but still a great place to go to learn about the events of 22nd August 1485!

Of course I took some photos...

At the peak of Albion Hill there is now a Sundial monument with a crown on a halbard which, according to legend, is how the crown was fished out of a hawthorn bush before it was placed on Henry's head. There are also three 'thrones' to commemorate the three main generals during the battle: Richard, Henry and Stanley.

They also offer guided walks around the park talking you through the events of the day and providing historical background, which admittedly we didn't take advantage of, but we did be sure to check out what each and every little guidepost had to tell us along the way.

Also at the very farest point of the battlefield is a field where we found some sheep, close to Shenton station.

After we had grabbed something to eat and toured the gift shop, chilled out on the benches...

...and had an ice cream, using the information we had learned from the Memorial Centre, a photograph I took on my phone of the new proposed battle site and with a bit of help from Google maps, we took a short drive and photographed the field where it is believed King Richard III was killed. It's a field just off Fenn Lanes near it's junction with Mill Lane and Foxcovert Lane near Shenton and Dadlington.