(Photo by Mike Gove)
Your humble blogkeeper was too jet-lagged and congested to do much of anything today except take a desultory walk around Bristol with a brief stop to have lunch and watch cricket on television.
I did see enough to note that Bristol seems to have done much with its old waterfront
. This has included glitzy projects with lots of shiny metal and the word millennium
, but it also incorporates old trains, track and tow-boats, none decayed but some with just enough of the ramshackle about them to remind visitors what this city was built on and how distant that past has become.
These reminders take in a plaque that notes Bristol's role in the dreadful triangular trade
: arms and other metal goods to Africa, slaves to the Caribbean, and raw goods such as sugar back to England. The whole reminds me a bit of Belfast, with its waterfront plans that include a museum around the slip where the Titanic was built, and the massive Harland and Wolff cranes
Tomorrow: Crime time
© Peter Rozovsky 2009
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