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A view of the Bordeaux Quay at Bristol taken a week last Friday afternoon when I was visiting the city for work. This image shows some of the harbourside bars and restaurants across the water, the Colston Tower, which is the tower block on the RHS and some of the narrowboats that are moored here. The bridge in the picture is Pero's Bridge, named after a slave who was brought to Bristol from Nevis Island in the 17th Century. The bridge is famous for the ear trumpets which are horn shaped counterweights, they were designed by Irish artist Ellis O'Connell

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2012 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:10.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Bordeaux Quay, Bristol
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:21 Jan 2012 - 12:14 PM
Tags:Bordeaux quay, Bristol, Colston Tower, Landscape / travel, Narrowboats, Pero's Bridge
Votes:52
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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 12:24 PM

Superb shot of a quay and surrounding district full of life.

Rock

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zapar40
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21 Jan 2012 - 12:32 PM

looks a busy place, lovely colours on those canal boats.
ant.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 12:36 PM

What are the 'trumpet-like thingies', Ed? A lovely collection of houseboats there, too, and some good reflections. Carol

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 12:57 PM

I asked the same question a couple of images back Carol, so come on Ed do your homework mate. - gary

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21 Jan 2012 - 1:00 PM

Excellent capture.

Lucien.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 1:01 PM

Fascinating-- this harbor has some unusual features--- the things already mentioned, and those fancy boats that remind me of gypsy boats!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 1:07 PM

Some information now included for Carol and Gary, hope all is now shipshape and Bristol fashion for you both

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gary_d
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21 Jan 2012 - 1:11 PM

Thanks Ed. - gary

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 1:12 PM

A fine shot of the harbour area, the canal boats so colourful and enhancing any shot, Ed.
An interesting and informative narrative too.
Ronnie.

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achieverswales
21 Jan 2012 - 1:29 PM

Very colourful and excellently composed capture Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 1:38 PM

So very glad you explained those strange looking but interesting horns on the bridge! Great scene. Love the colours. Must be fun to visit.

Ann

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mikbee
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21 Jan 2012 - 1:43 PM

Fine colours in this one Ed.
Super shot.
Mick.

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Daisymaye
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21 Jan 2012 - 1:48 PM

Wonderful colour and detail in this Ed. Like your processing in this..............Sandy

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CarolG
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21 Jan 2012 - 2:05 PM

Thanks, Ed Wink

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 2:38 PM

A smashing comp' here Ed' with plenty of interest and History.

John Smile

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 2:38 PM

A mixture of commerce and leisure combined so very well. Glad I now know what the "trumpets" are.Wink
Joan.

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mrswoolybill
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21 Jan 2012 - 3:06 PM

The bridge is still blowing its own trumpets, and they have fabulous reflections!
Moira

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Maiwand
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21 Jan 2012 - 3:29 PM

A very colourful scene Ed.
Ron

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Oliverpants
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21 Jan 2012 - 4:46 PM

What a busy looking place, love the pov. Ann

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dmhuynh72
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21 Jan 2012 - 6:34 PM

Beautiful image Ed.
Have a good weekend
Yung

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ChristineD
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21 Jan 2012 - 7:23 PM

Excellent image full of colour.

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Ade_Osman
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21 Jan 2012 - 7:48 PM

And to think I use to go swimming in the docks not far from this location when I was a kid, I'm surprised I'm not dead from Weils disease.......Oh the memories you've jogged for me tonight! Wink

Ade

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21 Jan 2012 - 8:52 PM

Great and well composed image,the reflections are beautiful,very well done,
saeid

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21 Jan 2012 - 10:24 PM

I did wonder about the funnels thanks for the explanation - superb work

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Jocelia
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21 Jan 2012 - 11:00 PM

Looks like an interesting bardge marina, colourful and busy. One even has solar panels, fine shot…….Jocelia

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twelvemegs
22 Jan 2012 - 9:08 AM

Wonderful scene with the colour of the narrowboats and their reflections.
Thanks for the write-up describing the view.

David

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Glostopcat
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22 Jan 2012 - 12:13 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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Lillian
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22 Jan 2012 - 12:25 PM

That is one busy quayside there Ed,
and so well captured and takes a while to absorb it all
well shot
Lillian

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danbrann
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22 Jan 2012 - 7:09 PM

What a place to be and so well photographed Ed.

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JimV
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24 Jan 2012 - 3:57 AM

Lovely shot Ed, and my commendations to the artist/architect/engineer (Mr. O'Connell must be more than just an artist!) for making such a wonderful attraction out of a necessity, brilliant! The long boats are a togs dream Wink
Rgds., Jim

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annettep38
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24 Jan 2012 - 10:48 PM

what a colourful, interesting lively picture.
I'm intrigued by the curious shape of the boats, are they meant for very narrow channels?

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Glostopcat
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24 Jan 2012 - 11:02 PM

They are narrow boats which are used on canals

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NeilWigan
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25 Jan 2012 - 4:07 PM

thanks Ed i was wondering what those things on the bridge were

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