On the Spice Trail, a Bit of Banksy too

Here in Bristol for a a little less than a week, a sad trip for my Father-in-law’s funeral.

But, with the weekend over and the sun shining – between the showers –  we set out yesterday with Isobel and headed for town, a last chance before we head home to Spain today.

Her Grandmother suggested the SS Great Britain for a suitable day out, guess she is no longer in touch though (!) as Issey preferred the SS Primark as more a memorable outing. On the way there we stopped off at a wholesale spice warehouse to stock up on all things piquant, my shopping heaven…..the lads in the local Indian takeaway had kindly offered the address. 

Giant cinnamon sticks and bags of bright yellow and red were bought and packed, spice buying gives me the same buzz as a pair of Jimmy Choos for the average female….sad, eh?



Bristol is a pretty nice place to be. Busy, buzzy and bohemain, filled with colour and spice too. The Wallace and Gromit exhibition is closing, they displayed giant exhibits all over town, and the idea was to treasure hunt them, we spotted one or two…here’s me rubbing noses with the famous, always name dropping, eh?



A wander down the Gloucester road for a traipse around the secondhand shops brought bargains galore, but first a last look at the city centre. As it’s Bristol, Isobel thought she’s like to go on a bit of a Banksy hunt too, she was lucky to see plenty of great Graffiti, here’s a sample what she shot…enjoy…..ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fiona Flores Watson
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 08:52:36

    Thank you for showing us the street art of Bristol. I particularly enjoyed the breakdancing Christ (at least I’m guessing that’s who he was!) I spent three very happy years at uni there, several decades ago, and visited for many years after, including for a friend’s wedding on the SS Great Britain! It seems to have a great foodie/crafty scene these days. Sorry your visit was for such a sad occasion.


  2. Carol Byrne
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 13:28:46

    Thanks Fiona, and for the kind sentiments. I love Bristol, it always reminds me of home – Dublin – and love to re visit.


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