Photos

Photographer's Note

The Bristol Docks are dominated on one side by the Industrial Museum (the cranes) and on the other by the Lloyds Building.

Bristol was once a major trading port until the period 1760 to 1800 when the trade moved to Liverpool Docks because they could accommodate larger ships.

Today Bristol has a very strong banking industry. The city is now one of England’s largest financial centres outside London, with Lloyds TSB, Sun Life Assurance and Nat West Life all relocating their headquarters here.

The curved building is the Lloyds TSB Regional Headquarters built around 1992. The building was designed by Arup Associates and built by Bovis Constructions. It was designed to accommodate 1400 people and has two main buildings one a circle and the other a crescent.

This is reminiscent of the designs of the Royal Crescent in Bath. Together with his father John Wood the Elder, John Wood the Younger was explicitly interested in occult and masonic symbolism; perhaps their creation of largest scale was their joint work of the Royal Crescent and the Circus (originally called "the King's Circus"), which from the air can be observed to be a giant circle and crescent, symbolising the soleil-lune, the sun and moon.

I wonder if there is any connection?

devimeuxbe trouve(nt) cette note utile

Photo Information
Viewed: 1502
Points: 2
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Garry Gordon (gazmo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 32 N: 58] (274)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH