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::: the christmas steps (bristol 1)

Posted in bs1 with tags , , on December 14, 2010 by kochy

originally called queene street in medieval times

before becoming known as knyfesmyth street, after the tradesmen there

the middle english pronunciation of knyfesmyth, with the ‘k’ sounded, may be the origin of the street’s modern name

an alternative theory is based on the nativity scene found in a stained glass window of the chapel of the three kings of cologne, which stands at the top of the steps

in the 17th century, the christmas steps is also believed to have been called lonsford’s stairs for a short period, in honour of a cavalier officer who was killed at the top of the steps during the siege of bristol in the english civil war

the song christmas steps by mogwai is named after the street

[o] the bristol eye (bristol 1)

Posted in bs1 with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2010 by kochy

‘the bristol eye’, perry rd, bristol 1

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] fairy light view (bristol 1)

Posted in bs1 with tags , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by kochy

‘fairy light view’, perry rd, bristol 1

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] hunter’s return (bristol 1)

Posted in bs1 with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by kochy

‘hunter’s return’, perry rd, bs1

originally uploaded by james koch

::: queens square + william iii

Posted in bs1 with tags , on November 16, 2010 by kochy

queens square is a public open space in the centre of the historic city of bristol, england

the square was planned in 1699 and building finished in 1727

it was named in honour of queen anne

the north side and much of the west were destroyed in the bristol riots of 1831 and rebuilt

many of the buildings now have listed building status

in 1937 the inner city ring road was driven diagonally across the square but in 2000 it was removed and the open space restored

in the centre of the square is an idealised equestrian statue of william iii by john michael rysbrack

it was cast in 1733 and erected in 1736 to signify the city’s loyalty

[o] loom (bristol 1)

Posted in bs1 with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2010 by kochy

‘loom’, queens square, bristol 1

originally uploaded by james koch

[o] william immortal (bristol 1)

Posted in bs1 with tags , , , , , , on November 12, 2010 by kochy

‘william immortal’, queens square, bristol 1

originally uploaded by james koch