Monday, 12 October 2009

The Forgotten City

For a while it looked like every forgotten corner of Bristol was going to have apartment buildings and office blocks built on it. After the failure of a low-key campaign to save this overgrown orchard its disappearance under the developer's bulldozer seemed inevitable. Then the recession took hold and the developer's urgent need for land evaporated.

Meanwhile, in another part of the city... I go past this corner most days. Who wouldn't? There is no dog. A giant alsatian guards the back of the ice cream place up the road but there's nothing within these walls of corrugated iron except a thriving population of buddleia. With a facade like that, who needs a dog?


  1. Does this mean that there are apples up for grabs, or is that too much to hope for?

  2. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to get into. Some of the brambles were cleared away last year but this year the apples (and pears, and tiny plums) are being enjoyed by the local wildlife.