Bristol, #FP4Party Town

As you may have read in last week’s post, G and I paid a flying visit to Bristol last weekend. It was a first time for both of us, but we came away hoping to return soon.

The snaps below are from the first film I shot on my wander around and constitute my third roll in the #FP4Party. In case you missed it, it’s a 4 month long chance to try Ilford’s FP4+, shooting it on the second week of each month and sharing the results during the third. See everyone else’s contributions here.

We visited on the weekend of the Remembrance events that included the Shrouds of the Somme, an installation of 19240 figures, wrapped in shrouds that represent the number of British soldiers that died on the first day of the battle, 100 years ago. It is tremendously powerful and brings home the lunacy of war and the sheer numbers involved.

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The remembrance parade saw a large turn-out of service personnel, cadets and emergency services who gathered on College Green before marching through the city.

As they set off, I walked across the city enjoying the freedom that previous sacrifice had secured and saw more of the street art that Brizzle is famous for, including the Banksy above. One of the most famous graffiti works in the country?

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I preferred this, just a few meters away.

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Gubbins:

Leica M6, 35mm Summicron, Ilford FP4+, Ilford Ilfotec HC, scanned at home.

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