4817. Brunel Way (178)

Haka, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Haka, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

The last time I was down here, there was an almighty flood caused by a burst water main, the result of which made visiting this spot rather difficult, because the slip road (where I park) was closed due to repair work by Bristol Water. Perhaps if they had had Bob the Builder on site, they would have fixed it in half the time. The reference, for anyone who might have missed it, is that this piece is a fabulous rendition of the children’s TV character Bob the Builder, by the ever-youthful Haka.

Haka, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022
Haka, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2022

I believe that Haka is doing this great thing for his children, Jesse I think is one of them, and being a brilliant dad. He is painting characters from children’s books and from television, all over the city, which is such a cool dad thing to do. If I had the talent, I’d love to do something similar, although my children are pretty much grown up now. This piece is beautifully painted in typical Haka style, and definitely brightens up this dark corner under Brunel Way.