Gloucester Road in Bristol has a lot to offer. It is known for it’s myriad of independent shops, coffee shops, buzz and street art. Of course the icing on the cake on this particular walk is Banksy’s ‘Mild mild west’ by Stokes Croft – Hamilton House. But they are there, so many great artists! Happy for any name droppping in the comments btw. Especially the graffiti animals caught my attention this time: Dogs, ants, fish and other sea creatures, hares and rabbits, a crocodile, a lion king and tigers. I have had a great day and spent around 2-3 hours gazing at the sun and strolling along. Not that the sunlight goes exceptionally well with taking photos on my phone, but hey! It works. I started thinking I would include every singel graffiti I found on my route from (N)EVIL RD to STOKES CROFT, but photo space and loading permitted, I had to change my perspective and make a selection based on mainly the photo quality on my mobile device. It would be cool with an album including them ALL. For now, this is what I have and some more on Instagram:
I couldn’t decide which one was the better artwork by Shaun Sepr. A shame with that car! Well, this is where I started my walk, by Boston Tea Party in Bishopston or maybe someone would call it Horfield. Sunshine, hope and chill in the air. Just like I like it. Even the local prison looks gorgeous in the sun ☀️
Then the journey starts… I will let the photos speak for themselves. I am not knowledgeable about street art or any art, really. As a Norwegian I know my Munch – and similar to Munch; these pictures speak! They are briefly in chronological order as I walked. Enjoy the walk!
The old police station letters had something arty about them!
Side street photo shoots.
This ant is fabulous! #zase #zasedesign
1/3 of Norwegian cod is exported to Great Britain! Yum! Nam!
Is this the same artist as the ant one above?? Similar style. #zase #zasedesign
The shops are definitely adopting the graffiti style!
And a Primary School graffiti! Go Dolphin Primary School.
Here you can choose to take a small turn down towards Montpelier Health Centre and find an early Banksy and Inky piece “Take the money and run!” 🏃🏻♀️ 🏃♂️
Back to the main road on this trail and where Gloucester Rd continues into Cheltenham road…
Then suddenly rabbits and hares were popular animals.
The Community spirit and campaigning kicking in as I get close to Stokes Croft and Hamilton House. Latter is campaigning not to be closed down #SaveHamiltonHouse
A female artist #misshazard had started on this piece in golden just as I walked past. I will keep an eye on that Golden Circle.
Breakdancing Jesus #CosmoSarson
Mild mild west #banksy
This is where my journey stopped. Iconic.