steepholm (steepholm) wrote,
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"The Sun is God"

For me, travelling to work usually involves a 15-minute drive through a fairly unprepossessing part of Bristol (via the big Eastville Tesco and up the Fishponds Road, as often as not). Occasionally I walk it, in which case it becomes a hilly 50-minute trek, but one that allows me to take in a few pleasant shortcuts across parks and such. Today, however, the weather being particularly glorious, I decided to see whether it was possible to walk the four miles to work without using any pavements or streets at all. Barring a couple of hundred yards at the very beginning and end, and a fifty-yard stretch in the middle, it was. On the way back I took some photos...



We start in Fishponds. This paddock is next door to the campus. That's the library in the background.

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This is in the next door field - but what is that metal contraption next to the tree?

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The path leads downward towards the River Frome...

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Where we cross the bridge...

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And follow the path the other side...

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...to Snuff Mills

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Where we pause to watch the water-wheel.

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Here we hit the road very briefly, but the way is enlivened by the site of an elf-factory, where they are currently working on Legolas's younger brother.

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Entering Purdown we pass under the M32. Can you see the shy snout of a Tesco lorry?

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Next objective - the BT tower...

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Looking back, a landscape out of Claude, but with the addition of a motorway and an asylum. Et in Arcadia ego.

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Et voila!

BT in Blossom

A little bit of road now, but the orphanage is in sight, just on the next hill!

Almost home...

And so, under the railway tunnel - and home to Narnia!

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Even the humblest plants are luminous today.

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