nice book, so sad how many lovely buildigns they have pulled down in Bristol and the crap they have put up instead. Shame on you planning dept of Bristol for granting such mass distruction over the years!!!
Having a harbour right in the city centre gave Bristol an unrivalled attraction for visitors who gazed in wonder at the sight of tall masts -'In the middle of the street, as far as you can see, hundreds of ships, their masts as thick as they can stand by one another, which is the oddest and most surprising sight' imaginable wrote Alexander Pope in 1732.
Bristol... with a thousand-year history as a port, the sea reflects the heart of the Bristol.
A long street, full of ships in the middle and houses on both sides, looks like a dream. It's a dream that no one will ever see again. Picturesque it may have been but the ships got in the way of the traffic.
2004 The Centre has been redesigned with illuminated pillars and water gardens. Bristol people wanted the centre to be opened up to show the River Frome running through it. The City Council have spent a great deal of time and money renovating our city centre.