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photo walk in clifton, bristol

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feet photo of lori, lucy and fritha

building with broken windows

on wednesday (the 20th april) i set off to clifton, bristol to take a lot of photos, and do a lot of walking. the ‘twist’ is that i had arranged with lori, to do a photowalk with a group of like-minded, creative, photo taking ladies!

if you’re not familiar with the concept of a photowalk, it’s actually quite self explanatory. you walk around (normally with some sort of route in mind) taking photos along the way. i do it myself a lot, but it’s such a different experience – and more fun – with other people.

i’m often frustrated with the lack of blog events and such in my area of cardiff, south wales in general and nearby places like bristol and bath, as everything seems centered in london. creative blogging folk are everywhere! so, i wanted to do something that was closer to home.

(video below)

rosie of kinship oxford

steps outside bristol cathedral   plants in bristol lido








closeup of water in swimming pool

i chose bristol because of it’s beautiful houses, shops, and the ‘buzz’ it seems to have. as lori is local to the area, she was the perfect person to team up with. i made an eventbrite page to assist with invites, and we ‘sold out’ in less than 24 hours! she was so amazing and kind in arranging a route (as well as a little commentary along the way) as well as putting together some goody bags for everyone.

talking of everyone, here’s the blogs of all that came along: lori, natasha, rosie, olivia, lyzi, gemma, fritha, emily, heather, lottie, and lucy.

i would love to do something like this again in bristol, as well as cardiff (obviously), south wales in general, and maybe even something in pembrokeshire if i get the chance to go back. tenby would be perfect for this!

pom poms on denim jacket

feet of rosie and lori

bristol lido

bristol lido sign

blue house on southleigh road

pastel houses in clifton, bristol

it was such a wonderful day, weather wise, but mostly for the opportunity to meet and network with other bloggers, with the common goal of documenting our day in photos. we created a hashtag for instagram and twitter #cliftonphotowalk where we shared moments of our day. love looking through and seeing everyones different perspectives!

tiles on yellow wall

window with plants, reflecting trees

items in papersmiths stationery shop

emily and gemma

birdcage walk, bristol

white blossom against clear blue sky

outside florist in bristol

toffee fudge ice cream

hope you enjoyed my photos and video, and if you want to come along to the next one, let us know! remember to check out everyones blogs and the #cliftonphotowalk hashtag to see more photos from everyone.

also, if you live in cardiff (or just fancy a visit) feel free to contact me any time if you want a wander around with cameras in tow. always, always up for that!

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  • Reply Lol 25/04/2016 at 13:10

    lots of gorgeous photos – I really should spend more time walking around Bristol, I tend to visit Forbidden Planet which is near the student quarter or the outskirts. Would definitely like to go to their urban art festival this summer – a lot of great photo ops there!

  • Reply Amy 25/04/2016 at 19:32

    Gosh these are so pretty!! The second photo is gorgeous but I love all of them, they’re like stills from a movie!

  • Reply Molly 25/04/2016 at 19:35

    Love these photos Laura! I’m from Bristol originally but haven’t lived there for the past 10 years. I kind of wish Instagram was around when I lived there so I could have made the most of all the Bristol photo ops!

  • Reply Alice 25/04/2016 at 20:56

    How beautiful!! It doesn’t do anything for my urge to move to Bristol – it really is one of the most gorgeous, cultural cities around. Maybe one day…

  • Reply Jess @ Along Came Cherry 26/04/2016 at 08:08

    Love the photos, it looked like such a fun day! x

  • Reply Erin 26/04/2016 at 10:28

    I love these photos, especially those of the pretty and colourful houses. I’m a big fan of painted homes and think they all should be, instead of just greys and off whites.
    What am amazing thing to organise as well, I’m here in bed still applauding you my love!

  • Reply Becca 26/04/2016 at 14:18

    These are brilliant! How does one get wind of these meetups? Would have loved to come along to this as I’m in Bristol and have yet to properly meet local bloggers! *scrambles to stalk this hashtag*

  • Reply Fritha Strickland 30/04/2016 at 16:50

    I didn’t even notice you doing any filming! Beautiful and thanks so much for arranging you have such an eye for things! x

  • Reply Kathryn 30/04/2016 at 18:05

    Oh Laura, I love your photos, every single one is such a beaut. Well done on organising such a brilliant event!! x

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