Thursday, 2 October 2014
Clifton Suspension Bridge
I have been to Bristol many times in the past but I have always stuck to the city centre. Which mostly involves sitting, eating and shopping. This time though, me and my best friend decided to do something a little different and headed out into the wilds of the downs to see the wonderful Clifton Suspension Bridge.
We wandered through the woods, walked the bridge itself (twice as we realised that we had to go back the way we had come to find the car) and also explored the Giant's Cave. This entailed descending through the cliff itself, to come out on to a little viewing platform about half way down. It meant that we got some pretty cool views of the river, the bridge and the cliff that towered above us, in a terrifying way. And I am not going to lie that little platform we were on, did not seem stable. At all.
I just find it incredible that this awesome piece of architecture is still standing, as strong as ever, almost two hundred years after it was built. Such a cool thing to see on my first day of #Blogtober!