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11 Awesome Close Ups At Bristol Balloon Fiesta

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Glorious close ups of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Resident man on Bristol’s ground, Colin Moody was (like 499,999 other people this weekend) at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta capturing the best the balloons had to offer.

1. For some of us its the first time, for others they remember every event and come back proudly displaying their balloon badges. He might be on the ground but he was up there with them in spirit.

balloon fiesta

2. Its not just balloons, there were some great rides for the adrenalin seekers. This man waits for his turn to be flipped and spun.

balloon3. This is so Bristol. He’s up and away and wants to share that with the crowd who cheer in response. A sunbeam sees him on his way.
bristol balloon in the air

4. The sun never stopped shining on Saturday. Here it bursts through capturing a little of how epic this day was.

 

cameron balloon fiesta

5. The superb Power Rangers balloons were there, and what fun when hordes of Rangers burst out to entertain the crowd. Here on their way back the Blue Rangers are still looking out for evil. #RangersTakeFlight

power rangers balloon fiesta

6. Have you ever seen powered paragliders write a fish in the sky before?
balloon fiesta parachute7. Tom from Made In Bristol TV filmed everything. He now has a flat groove on that shoulder.

made in bristol balloons
 8. This is the point at which this balloon leaves the earth. The last hand is coming away and look how focused each member of the ground crew are. All eyes on a good ascent.
made in bristol balloon fiesta9. The three stages of balloon flight are – Inflated ready to go, Up and rising and Wheeeeee.
balloon fiesta

10. I got into the basket and this lady helped hold it down. Her eyes were on fire.

balloon fiesta sunglasses

11. This GB balloon is making its way up and to the left. Makes you proud.

british balloon fiesta

9 shots of your choosing of the amazing Balloon Fiesta (seen by me) are available for £30. 30cm square prints are printed locally and can be ordered for just £30 and or in a frame for £65. To order just email me at colin@streetworksfilms.com.

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Colin Moody is one of the presenters of The Source on Made In Bristol TV, host for events charities and companies. On BCfm 93.2fm, iPad guru to Bristol’s elders, and a phenomenal Bristol photo blogger. Armed with his iPad, Colin takes glorious photos of Bristol, completely capturing Bristol’s essence.

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The 20 Best Bristol Street Art Pieces Of 2017

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Best Bristol Street Art

It’s been another great year for the local street art scene. Here’s a list of some of the best art from 2017, some of it is still there to view and some has been replaced; all part of the natural evolution of the art form. We were treated to another stellar Upfest festival which is the biggest in Europe and in my opinion the best. Anyway, here is the list. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@streetartbristol) for many more photos from this year and fresh work as we make our way into 2018. Happy new year!

1. Paul Monsters (@paulmonsters) & Copyright (@copyrightart)

2. 3dom (@3dom22)

3dom street art

3. Liz C Illustration (@lizc_illustration)

liz c

4. Irony (@whoamirony) & Boe (@placee_boe)

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5. Kobra (@kobrastreetart)

kobra

6. Voyder (@voyder) & 3dom (@3dom22)

voyder street art

7. Woskerski (@woskerski)

Woskerski street art

8. Kristx (@kristx_)

Kristx (@kristx_)

9. Aspire (@aspireartwork) & D7606 (@d7606)

aspire

10. N4T4 (@n_4_t_4)

n4t4

11. Dzia (@dzia)

dzia

12. Andrew Burns Colwill (@andrewburnscolwill

andrew burns street art

13. Lemak (@lemak_art)

lemak

14. Si2 (@hull_graffiti)

bin street art

15. Melike Painting (@melikepainting) & Nino Viegas (@nunovviegas)

melike painting

16. Bex Glover (@bexgloverart)

17. Unknown Artist

unknown street art

18. Cheo (@cheograff)

cheo

19. Louis Masai (@louismasai)

louis masai

20. Angus (@angusart85)

angus

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Bristol’s Hidden Street Art Part 1

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Hidden street in Bristol: Shop Shutters

I used to think I kept fully up to speed with the urban art scene in Bristol and knew the majority of locations to find anything of interest. Then one day I went for my usual wander around Bedminster and realised this wasn’t totally the case. This did happen to be 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning so more importantly what the hell was I doing up and out at that time?! This was during the week before Upfest 2017 so I wanted to make sure I had photos of all the pieces soon to be lost.

All along North Street was art I hadn’t seen before; on shop shutters! I probably had seen a couple of them on a previous weekend wander but there were maybe 6 or 7 completely new to me, some more classical graffiti and some more so ‘street art’ by brilliant artists. This started a quest to walk around my usual graff/art spots of the city on weekends or after closing times to see what other art was waiting for me. Here’s is some of what I found.

1. Andy Council (@andycouncil) – North Street, Bedminster

andy council

2.  Dan Leo (@danleodesign) – Stokes Croft

dan leo

3. Sled One (@sledone) & Smak (@smaktown) – Moon Street, Stokes Croft

moon street art

4.  Ok so this one isn’t a shop shutter but still deserves a shout. By 3dom (@3dom22) in Brislington/St Annes

3dom street art

5. Alex Lucas aka Lucas Antics (@lucas_antics) at Stokes Croft Vintage Market

lucas antics

Alex has done more recent shutters on North Street that I don’t have a photo of (yet!) but it’s white butterflies on black background, go find it and tag your Instagram photo with #streetartbristol 👍🏻

6. Mayflower Chinese Restaurant near bus station, artist unknown

mayflower chinese restaurant

7. Mr Impossible by Loch Ness (@lochnessart) on North Street

8. Jamaican Diner, North Street. Artist unknown

jamican diner street art

9. One of my favourites on North Street is this one by Copyright (@copyrightart)

copyright street art

10. Lokey (@lokey_bristol) at North Street Standard

north street standard street art

11. The Bollywood Beauty Lounge on North Street

bollywood beauty lounge street art

12. Tamrakar on North Street

tambakra

13. SHAB (@s.h.a.b) at North Street Standard

shab

14. A few doors away from Hamilton House in Stokes Croft

oj street art

15. Dons Car Wash painted by Sepr (@sepr) in St Pauls

dons car wash

16. Another from Stokes Croft

17. Pete’s Barbers, West Street, Bedminster

petes barber

18. Vandal by Nick Walker (@nickwalker_art) on St George’s Road

vandal street art

19. Another Mr Men & Little Miss themed shutter from Upfest 2016

mr man

20. Bird is the word, one on North Street…for a change 😏

bird street art

That’s it for this article, part two of the list will be coming your way in the near future. If you enjoyed this please come and follow us on Instagram and tag your Bristol street art pics with our hashtag. Thanks for reading.

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9 Amazing Vans Spotted In Bristol

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Top 9 Vans of Bristol

Art galleries sometimes on the move sharing the art all over the city.

1. This is either very fresh or the van is a permanent feature (look at the back wheel)

montpellier van

2. Unusually the best work on this van in Easton is on the back. Looks like an anti surveillance grannie to me. Ironically I’m watching it though

bristol van

3. St Werburghs now, and it’s like a go faster type tag on the wall behind trying to photobomb this shot

st werburghs van

4.  It’s Easton again. Not a van, an ambulance but this stick on lettering is good enough to get it an entry here. It’s taken food to the needy and it’s earnt it’s place

easton van

5. Edge of Easton by the M32 and its festival food van me thinks, looking at the mud it’s picked up on the underside. Would be nice to snap it with the pizza smoking out the unseen chimney

another easton van

6. St Paul’s. This one was camouflaged for the area

van in st pauls

7. Same artist as Pizza truck so this one must be fam

van in bristol

8. St Werburghs again. This one really has some landscape length to it. Who does those dinos?

another st werburghs van in bristol

9. My fave, and popular with the owner. My dog sighs did this and instead of eyes following you round the room it’s eyes following you round the city. Kobra street art to the right from Upfest and of all the shots of vans this one is the most pleasing to my eye. Deffo a Basquiat thing going on here

kobra street art van

10? Go look around these postcodes and find it… Take your pick

Do you know any of the artists? Tell us in the comments or tweet me @MoodyColin and let me know

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