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Friday photo – City lights in Millenium square, Bristol

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

This photo is posted as part of >Photo Friday over at Delicious Baby – head over to see all the other photo Fridays.

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Other Bristol articles to enjoy

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

  • Reply
    Glennia
    September 25, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Great shot! Beautiful capture of the light on water.

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    maria
    September 25, 2009 at 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!

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    Fly Girl
    September 25, 2009 at 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.

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    Lost Wanderer
    September 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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

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    Bridget Smith
    September 26, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Wow that building really sparkles! Thanks for sharing.

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    roofing insulation
    September 26, 2009 at 8:09 am

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

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    Lorraine @keepsmesmiling
    September 26, 2009 at 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.

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    bryan
    September 26, 2009 at 8:49 pm

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

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    Dominique
    September 27, 2009 at 11:42 am

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

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    Wanderluster
    September 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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

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    Keith
    September 28, 2009 at 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.

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    Heather Cowper
    September 28, 2009 at 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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