A Bridge, and a Fence

a bridge and a fence

a bridge and a fence

This is an incomplete atemporal map of the Bristol’s two major waterways, the Avon and the Frome. Bristol was originally constructed at the confluence of the two rivers, perched warily on a wet and tidal landscape. The name of the city derives from Anglo-Saxon Brycg + Stow. At first I favoured a poetic rendering of this as ‘City of Bridges and Dykes’, but now I lean to the more prosaic: ‘A Bridge, and a Fence’.

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