bristol sunset photos

These awesome shots of Bristol will brighten up your day

One of our favourite Bristol Instagram accounts @Chris.Lawton takes shots of Bristol that completely captures its essence. We caught up with him to have a look at some of his favourite Bristol photos.

1. On the Bridge

clifton suspension bridge sunset

I had to quickly take this while stood in the middle of the road. When the security guard came out of his hut and started walking towards me I thought he was going to say something but instead he started taking pictures too!

2. Think Local

think local stokes croft sign

After a fantastic summers afternoon spent sampling local cider with friends, this sunset on the famous Stokes Croft was a perfect end to the day.

3. Dark and Stormy

ss great britain

I’m a big fan of the Harbourside and to be able to go and stand on the deck of such an iconic ship is an added bonus, even if the weather makes it feel like we’re at sea!

4. Park Life

frisbee bristol

Everyone loves summer in Bristol and we’re fortunate to have such an abundance of parks to go and visit. On this occasion it was frisbee at Clifton Down as the sun set.

5. Waxing Crescent

clifton crescent

Wandering around Clifton one afternoon I looked up and and the alignment of the clouds with Royal York Crescent was uncanny.

6. Round the Twist

olympics rings bristol

Outside the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, I took this through a fisheye lens to play on the already curved sculpture.

7. Good Times

love saves the day in castle park

From balloons to boats, the best thing about living in Bristol is that there’s always something going on. This one was from Love Saves the Day in Castle Park.

8. Top of the Rock

colston tower

Some of the hills in Bristol can take it out of you, but if you reach the top then you’re likely to be rewarded with some pretty great views! This was taken looking over the city centre from Park Row.

9. A Path of Wander

bristol tress

The birdcage walk is an excellent photo spot, come back here in each season and you’ll get a completely different shot.

10. Up

balloons from Bristol window

The first summer in my flat I found out that balloons fly directly past my living room window. It was a pleasant surprise!

Like this? You can follow Chris Lawton on Instagram or visit his photography website to see more.

Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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