The Mother of all Bristols.
|Greenbank Cemetery Bristol, U.K.. Gateway and cottage home of my cousin Janet and her partner Steve,|
I was born and grew up in Bristol, U.K.: - “The Mother of all Bristols”.
So I retain a great affection for my native City, situated as it is in the south west of England, with its population of 433.080 ( in a metropolitan area of more than a million people).
It rarely snows in Bristol, thanks to the benevolent influence of the Gulf Stream.
Yesterday (17th January 2013) Bristol was visited with a huge snowfall - some 6” in all!.
It was enough to paralyze the city – buses and trains did not run, the airport was temporarily closed, and schools were closed.
There was a bright side. This “blizzard” enabled 321,892 Bristolians (give or take a few hundred thousand) to get out into the open air and take photo’s, for the sole purpose of posting said pictures on “Facebook”. (lol)
I jest too much!
Here are some cool pictures of “Bristol-in-the-snow", January 2013.
|The Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Designed by I..K. Brunel (1806 - 1859), built and opened in 1864. The most often photographed and dearly loved place in Bristol. 2013 Photo' by my nephew Nick T.|
|Christ Church Clifton Bristol. Built in 1841. Steeple is 214' high.. This is the Church at which I was Confirmed in the C of E in about 1970. 2013 Photo' by my nephew Nick T.|
|Gatehouse to Greenbank Cemetery, Bristol U.K.. My four grandparents are buried here. 2013 Photo' by my cousin Janet Draper.|
|Lovely Avenue of Trees in Greenbank Cemetery. 2013 Photo' by my cousin Janet Draper.|