Give me a B….

Give me a B….

Bristol Art

Give me a R….

Bristol Art

Give me a I….

Bristol Art

Give me a S….

Bristol Art

Give me a T….

Bristol Art

Give me a O….

Bristol Art

Give me a L….

Bristol Art

What do we have?

Bristol

Bristol Art

I saw this art installation in Quaker’s Friar in November 2017.

Tiny Bristol

Here’s Bristol in miniature, well kind of….

“Experience the world famous sights and events of Bristol, carefully crafted to give the illusion of smallness!”

Ten more amazing sand sculptures


After last week’s ten sculptures, here are another ten.

For over ten years now, there has been an exhibition of sand sculptures on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. To call them sandcastles is a bit of a misnomer as these are truly remarkable sculptures and the artists have spent hours and days carving the compacted sand.

We have been most years and I bring my camera to capture the sculptures, here are some photographs of this year’s carvings.

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Aliens in your head

Aliens in your head

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Ten Amazing Sand Sculptures


For over ten years now, there has been an exhibition of sand sculptures on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. To call them sandcastles is a bit of a misnomer as these are truly remarkable sculptures and the artists have spent hours and days carving the compacted sand.

We have been most years and I bring my camera to capture the sculptures, here are some photographs of this year’s carvings.

The theme this year was “What if?”.

What if Rome had never fallen?

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

What if mermaids were real and were suffering due to the pollution and plastic waste in the sea.

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures

Incredible Sand Sculptures


For over ten years now, there has been an exhibition of sand sculptures on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. To call them sandcastles is a bit of a misnomer as these are truly remarkable sculptures and the artists have spent hours and days carving the compacted sand.

We have been most years and I bring my camera to capture the sculptures, here are some photographs of this year’s carvings.

These sculptures all start like this, wooden frames, filled with sand which is then compacted down.

Success – Gromit Unleashed 2

Yes we managed to get them all… I have seen and photographed all 67 sculptures. Here they all are, click the images for larger versions.

1. Deerest Gromit 2. Wild at Heart 3. Merry-go-Gromit 4. Giggles 5. Stellar   6. Feathers McGraw 7. A Grand Gromplication 8. ThermoGromit 9. The Howl 10. Feathers Macaw   11. Wallace in Wonderland 12. The Bristol Hound 13. Light as a Feather 14. The Wensleydale Kid 15. Wallace 16. Fangs McGraw 17. Long John Wallace 18. Prima Featherina 19. Gnome Sweet Gnome 20. The Wallace Collection 21. A Grand Tribute 22. Oceans 1: Deep Blue 23. Featherertron 3000 24. Honeydew 25. Bristol's Own 26. Bristol in Bloom 27. Oceans 2: Yellow Sub 28. Gromitronic 29. Alex the Lion 30. Space Oddi-tea 31. Wallambard 32. Oh Bollards! 33. Rocket Man 34. Ferne 35. Caractacus Paws 36. The Emperor 37. Fromage McGraw 38. Cracking Build Gromit! 39. Boss 40. Tropi-canis 41. One in a Minion 42. The Hound of Music 44. Game of Cones 45. Sprinkles 46. George 47. Pickles McPrickles 48. Peek a Boo! 49. Gromjet 50. Spock 51. In-cog-nito 52. Gromit P. Sullivan (Sulley) 53. Dias de los Perros 54. Splash! 55. Draco 56. Champion 57. Cubby 58. Rockin' Robin 59. Banana-arm-a 60. The Brystal Maze 61. Plooming Marvellous 62. Marshall 63. Honeysuckle Rose 64. Cupid 65. Swallows & Amazons 66. Toto 67. Amazing Grace

Out of the 67 I don’t think I could choose a single one as a favourite. I really like 65. Swallows & Amazons as well as  33. Rocket Man. 50. Spock made me smile as did the cleverness of the Lego constructed 38. Cracking Build Gromit!. I appreciated the poignancy of 25. Bristol’s Own and the wonderfully clever  29. Alex the Lion.

So no I didn’t have a favourite, but I did enjoy “collecting” them all.

14. The Wensleydale Kid

Walking up the steep slopes to the Clifton Observatory you can find 14. The Wensleydale Kid.

14. The Wensleydale Kid

Complete with hat, this cowboy themed Wallace looks a lot like Woody from Toy Story.

I like the description from the sculpture page which is all old west in style.

Howdy, y’all, and welcome to Bristol’s very own slice of the Wild West, sponsored by Darcy Associates. Painted by artist Paula Bowles, you can bet ‘The Wensleydale Kid’ is decked out in the whole wrangling kit and caboodle. Cowboy hat? Check. Cowboy boots? Check. Bandana? Check. Horse? Erm… looks like a park bench will have to do for now! Yee-haw! So pony-up and skedaddle over to Clifton Observatory to meet this buckaroo! Giddy’up!

14. The Wensleydale Kid

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.

67. Amazing Grace

67. Amazing Grace can be found at the Baptist Church Garden on High Street in Chipping Sodbury.

67. Amazing Grace

Looking a lot like he is covered in stained glass, Gromit is brightly covered in various geometric shapes.

67. Amazing Grace

Lovely patterns on the back as well.

67. Amazing Grace

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.

11. Wallace in Wonderland

In the heart of Clifton Village you won’t find the Queen of Hearts, but you will find a Mad Hatter’esque Wallace in 11. Wallace in Wonderland having a cup of tea in The Mall Gardens.

11. Wallace in Wonderland

Complete with a cup of tea, Wallace could have just come from the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, but there was no dormouse to be found.

11. Wallace in Wonderland

Back in 2015 I attempted to see and photograph all 70 Shaun the Sheeps I managed to get 62. This time I am aiming to get all 67 sculptures. I have created this page to record all the sculptures we find. Download the app to find the sculptures.