Friday photo – City lights in Millenium square, Bristol

September 25, 2009 by  

The harbouside area of Bristol is one of the great places to walk, eat and hang out, with numerous restaurants and bars and plenty of history to take in from Bristol’s maritime past. Millenium square is a great place to go in good weather, with water features and shallow pools and statues of famous Bristolians, and it’s right next to the @t Bristol hands-on Science centre which is a favourite with families.

Millenium Square in Bristol at Night

Millenium Square in Bristol at Night

I ventured down there one evening after work to go to one of the numerous festivals that take place by the waterside, as the organisers had borrowed some of the footage from our Harbourside video and were playing it on a big screen. It’s rare for me to go down in the evening, so I hadn’t seen all the lighting that illuminates the square, it really makes it something special, don’t you think? especially as the lighting reflects in the water pools.

Seems that you find something enchanting every day in your own city if you know where to look. In your home town are there any areas like this that are particularly atmospheric or beautiful at night?

Take a look at the Bristol Harbourside video here

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A walk around the harbourside in Bristol – Video
Lunch at the Watershed cafe – in Bristol
A visit from Nomadic Matt


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12 Comments on "Friday photo – City lights in Millenium square, Bristol"

  1. Glennia on Fri, 25th Sep 2009 8:36 am 

    Great shot! Beautiful capture of the light on water.

  2. maria on Fri, 25th Sep 2009 9:28 am 

    That’s a great photo, I love how you captured the reflection of the lights in the water. You are so right about finding wonderful places in your home town, often we are too busy to stop and look!

  3. Fly Girl on Fri, 25th Sep 2009 2:46 pm 

    That is a magical scene! It reminds me of the children’s toy, Lite Brite, where you stick tiny light bulbs into a peg board to create pictures. We actually have a Bristol Rennaissance Faire here where the beauty and customs of that era in Bristol are recaptured. I’m afraid it doesn’t look anything like this though! Chicago is really beautiful at night, the view of the skyline is gorgous from many vantage points.

  4. Lost Wanderer on Fri, 25th Sep 2009 3:30 pm 

    I live in Bristol, and I have never seen that view of the square. Great pics.:)

  5. Bridget Smith on Sat, 26th Sep 2009 3:51 am 

    Wow that building really sparkles! Thanks for sharing.

  6. roofing insulation on Sat, 26th Sep 2009 8:09 am 

    Wow !! Amazing place I just love that Superb pic. I wish could go to Bristol someday 🙂

  7. Lorraine @keepsmesmiling on Sat, 26th Sep 2009 4:26 pm 

    I do enjoy photographs of the nighttime lights. The blue colors in this are wonderful. I also agree that there is something fun and satisfying about finding the special places in our own towns.

  8. bryan on Sat, 26th Sep 2009 8:49 pm 

    Wow. I like the illuminated blue building with its reflection too.

  9. Dominique on Sun, 27th Sep 2009 11:42 am 

    I’m always trying to take night photos, with varying degrees of success. This is a really beautiful shot.

  10. Wanderluster on Sun, 27th Sep 2009 2:21 pm 

    Wow. Wow. Wow. That is such a stunning photo! I especially love the reflection in the water.

  11. Keith on Mon, 28th Sep 2009 7:08 am 

    That is a great picture!

    What amazes me is you can get some super night shots with a hand-held digital, where you’d have to use a tripod and a loooong exposure with a film camera.

  12. Heather Cowper on Mon, 28th Sep 2009 7:17 am 

    @ Keith
    Yes, I’m afraid I’m not so keen as to have a tripod with me at all times, except if I was doing video. I do take night shots hand held with variable results – sometimes they are too blurry, so I try to steady myself and hold my breath and take several – normally there’s one that comes out OK

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