There’s something special about a city in the early morning, especially when the sun is shining. At one time I thought this applied only to far-off places like Prague, Paris, or Budapest, but yesterday’s early arrival at Bristol Crown Court (for jury service) reminded me that beauty and interest can be found close to home. The streets that now double as Bristol clubland bore no traces of recent nightlife and although they would soon fill up again with the dust and din of daytime, I saw them in pristine clarity, blessed only with the aroma of coffee fresh enough to make me feel like a tourist in any European city (which, of course, I actually was). With an hour to spare, I also took the chance to look afresh at the variety of buildings in this corner of a hotch-potch city, torn down and built up so many times around its small but discernible heart.
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I always stay at the hotel next to St Mary Redcliffe when I visit Bristol and I love to go walking early in the morning before the city wakes. The architecture is stunning.
Glad you are also a Bristol lover. I am seeing something new every day.