::: st george (bristol 5)

Posted in bs5 with tags , , on February 5, 2011 by kochy

st george was originally outside the city boundary until about 1860

the area was once the end of the tram line from the city of bristol, the terminus being in beaconsfield road

st. george was once a mining area but now only pit names remain to remind everyone of this district’s mining history ie deep pit road

[o] lonesome goes (bristol 5)

Posted in bs5 with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2011 by kochy

‘lonesome goes’, kingsway, st georges, bristol 5

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] light balloons (bristol 5)

Posted in bs5 with tags , , , , , , on February 2, 2011 by kochy

‘light balloons’, air balloon rd, st georges, bristol 5

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] roll on arty (bristol 5)

Posted in bs5 with tags , , , , on February 1, 2011 by kochy

‘roll on arty’, clouds hill, st georges, bristol 5

originally uploaded by james koch

::: picton st – sir thomas picton

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2011 by kochy

named in honour of waterloo hero, lieutenant general sir thomas picton (1758 – 1815)

it is believed he was wounded three days earlier in another battle but concealed it in order to lead his troops into battle

the earlier wound was only discovered after his death

[o] sundust (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , , , on January 28, 2011 by kochy

‘sundust’, bath bildings, off picton, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] picton pastel (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , , , on January 27, 2011 by kochy

‘picton pastel’, picton st, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] picton muse (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by kochy

‘picton muse’, picton st, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

::: bristol zoo – mission statement

Posted in bs8 with tags , , on January 23, 2011 by kochy

“bristol zoo gardens maintains and defends biodiversity through breeding endangered species, conserving threatened species and habitats and promoting a wider understanding of the natural world”

[o] and then there were two (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2011 by kochy

‘and then there were two’, bristol zoo, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] orange bear in a red neckachief driving a car at the zoo (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2011 by kochy

‘orange bear in a red neckachief driving a car at the zoo’, bristol zoo, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] my family and other animals (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by kochy

‘my family and other animals’, bristol zoo, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

::: brunel & the clifton suspension bridge

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , on January 18, 2011 by kochy

this was islambard kingdom brunel’s first major commission at just 24 years old

work began in 1831 but the project was dogged with political and financial difficulties

by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned

brunel died aged 53 in 1859 but the bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864

[o] ice cream sundays (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2011 by kochy

‘ice cream sundays’, sion hill, clifton village, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] the other side (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by kochy

‘the other side’, the clifton suspension bridge, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] 8 miles high (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2011 by kochy

‘8 miles high’, clifton suspension bridge, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

::: clifton village – the mall

Posted in bs8 with tags , on January 12, 2011 by kochy

origin comes from mall as in mallet used in the game of pall mall or the alley or sheltered walk in which the game was played

[o] imperial measurements (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by kochy

‘imperial measurements’, the mall, clifton village, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] climb/cheat (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2011 by kochy

‘climb/cheat’, the mall, clifton village, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] surf/city (bristol 8)

Posted in bs8 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2011 by kochy

‘surf/city’, boyces avenue, clifton village, bristol 8

originally uploaded by james koch

::: the baron of kensington rd

Posted in bs6 with tags , , on January 7, 2011 by kochy

it is thought that the origin of the kensington rd (bs6) street name comes from the baron of kensington

the english title was created in 1623 by peerage of england for henry rich, younger son of robert rich 1st earl of warwick

the irish title was created in the peerage of ireland in 1776 for william edwardes, who represented haverfordwest in the house of commons for over fifty years

[o] long promised road (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2011 by kochy

‘long promised road’, kensington rd, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] red ken (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 on January 5, 2011 by kochy

‘red ken’, the kensington arms, kensington rd, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] watermark (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by kochy

‘watermark’, kensington rd, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

“…”

Posted in "..." with tags , on January 3, 2011 by kochy

“the individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. if you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened, but no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ friedrich nietzsche

[o] santa was black (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2010 by kochy

‘santa was black’, ashley rd, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] church (bristol 5)

Posted in bs5 with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by kochy

‘church’, church rd, st. georges, bristol 5

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] cool beans (bristol 6)

Posted in bs6 with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by kochy

‘cool beans’, cotham hill, bristol 6

originally uploaded by james koch

::: gloucester rd – article in the independent newspaper (2004)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , on December 21, 2010 by kochy

an article in the independent by mark rowe called ‘the last great british high street’

an edited version:

“welcome to gloucester road, bristol, one of the last traditional high streets in britain, where shop staff smile and bend over backwards to help. the superstores that have obliterated similar retail communities all over the country also lurk nearby, and yet somehow the increasingly anachronistic gloucester road continues to go about its business. the shops there serve the community in much the same way that they did half a century ago or more. you can buy pretty much anything you need here, says peter browne, honorary secretary of the bishopston traders association. how often do you see a butcher’s nowadays? the baker’s has people queuing out of the door, more like a french bread shop. the street has just evolved. i don’t know how you could ever replicate it.”

the independent on sunday, 8th august 2004

[o] nil bog boh (bristol 7)

Posted in bs7 with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2010 by kochy

‘nil bog boh’, gloucester rd, bristol 7

originally uploaded by james koch