Bristol has 51 Grade I listed buildings, 500 Grade II* and over 3,800 Grade II buildings, in a wide variety of architectural styles, ranging from the medieval to the 21st century. In the mid-19th century, Bristol Byzantine, an architectural style unique to the city, was developed, of which several examples have survived. Buildings from most of the architectural periods of the United Kingdom can be seen throughout the city. Surviving elements of the fortified city and castle date back to the medieval era, also some churches dating from the 12th century onwards.
Outside the historical city centre there are several large Tudor and later mansions built for wealthy merchants. Of particular note is Kings Weston House in the north of the city, designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and the only Vanbrugh building to be found in any UK city outside London. Almshouses and public houses of the same period still exist, intermingled with modern development. Several Georgian-era squares were laid out for the enjoyment of the middle class as prosperity increased in the 18th century.
Kings Weston House, Bristol., by Sir John Vanbrugh. The Garden Front.
During World War II, the city centre suffered from extensive bombing during the Bristol Blitz. The central shopping area around Wine Street and Castle Street was particularly badly hit, and architectural treasures such as the Dutch House and St Peter's Hospital were lost. Nonetheless in 1961 Betjeman still considered Bristol to be 'the most beautiful, interesting and distinguished city in England'.
The redevelopment of shopping centres, office buildings, and the harbourside continues apace.
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mesutilgim (95050) 2014-02-04 13:27
Hello dear Costantino,
Nice capture of this colorfull fassades in Bristol.
A little bir unsharp but goot pov and layout.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-04 21:24
This is a very interesting pic. Colors are brilliant. The girls walking with a bag in her hand provides a nice touch.
Excellent POV. TFS.
lousat (90722) 2014-02-05 1:45
Ciao Costantino,l'effetto sfuocato e la saturazione alta danno un fascino particolare a questo scatto,bella idea ed ottima prospettiva.Buona giornata,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-05 3:07
beautiful and so colorful houses!
I like also the way you present it to us using the vertical format of the image.It captures well all architectural details and the woman walking by adds nice some life to the scene.
Well composed and presented shot!
Have a nice day
williewhistler (16394) 2014-02-05 3:56
the gaudy colours of the traditional houses in the middle are in direct contrast to the buildings on each side of them,an interesting sandwich!
The lady helps to give human interest and a good sense of scale to the shot.
Best wishes Les.
Nicou (141162) 2014-02-05 4:34
grandiose image quelle vue et compo ce cadrage en latéral de ces façades colorées jaune rouge et bleu le personnage qui descend les escaliers, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
halikarnas (7650) 2014-02-05 8:14
Sarı renge bayıldım,mükemmel bir efekt olmuş.
mirosu (16129) 2014-02-05 18:11
Excellent view down through narrow walkway, the vertical composition with colourful houses facades is superb. I like the nicely saturated colors. The walking lady adds nice life to the scene. Well done.
serp2000 (44073) 2016-03-21 12:17
Hi, Costantino! Unfortunately, I did not visit this city. Excellent idea to paint the houses by the bright colors, good way to go away from the grey weather, for example. Good capture, fine composition! But what's happened with the sharpness? Best wishes, Serghei