3789. Bristol County Ground (1)

A few weeks ago, a friend organised a group (socially distanced by family) visit to a T20 cricket match at the Bristol County Cricket Ground, where Gloucestershire play their home games (Bristol was at one time in the county of Gloucestershire). This was the first match at the ground for 18 months and the sparse crowd created a great atmosphere. We had a really good time. My experience was, of course enhanced by the opportunity to find some Silent Hobo commissions that are within the ground. This is the first I am sharing on Natural Adbentures.

Silent Hobo, Bristol County Ground, Bristol, June 2021
Silent Hobo, Bristol County Ground, Bristol, June 2021

Silent Hobo is a brilliant artist and one of his many qualities is that he is able to work to a brief. In this piece he has faithfully recreated the cricket ground, with a match in progress, and the cricket ball bursting out of the wall. It is a quintessential English scene given the Silent Hobo treatment. So good to see it at last. More to come from this trip.

Thursday doors – 7 November 2019

Doors 88 – Cheltenham doors (Part 1)

At the end of September I went to visit Cheltenham, not too far from Bristol, for the Cheltenham Paint Festival, something I have wanted to do for a year or two now.

Never one to waste a bit of a doorscursion, I managed to snap a few doors while wandering around the town looking for street art spots. I actually went twice and over the two days walked more than 30 kilometers, mainly because I am not at all familiar with the town and also because unlike at Upfest (Bristol’s street art festival) the art is really spread out in all corners of Cheltenham. This meant I got to see quite a wir=de selection of doors.

This first post is just a random selection and I’m not sure I could remember where any of these actually were, but you can forgive me I hope, my mind was on other things:

When is a door not a door...? Cheltenham, September 2019
When is a door not a door…? Cheltenham, September 2019

Manicured lawn and green door, Cheltenham, September 2019
Manicured lawn and green door, Cheltenham, September 2019

That is some red door, Cheltenham, September 2019
That is some red door, Cheltenham, September 2019

Looks like chores day for the occupants behind this black split door, Cheltenham, September 2019
Looks like chores day for the occupants behind this black split door, Cheltenham, September 2019

An all too common sight in towns and cities in the UK, abandoned/neglected, Cheltenham, September 2019
An all too common sight in towns and cities in the UK, abandoned/neglected, Cheltenham, September 2019

Pity about the scaffolding! Cheltenham, September 2019
Pity about the scaffolding! Cheltenham, September 2019

Well that’s another canter through a few Cheltenham doors – I hope to line some more up soon.

Meanwhile, please go take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj