Wanderer above the sea of fog

I had numerous times seen the picture Wanderer above the sea of fog by Caspar David Friedrich around however I never knew who drew it or what the meaning behind the picture meant. Yet I always found it to be fascinating there was something that deeply alluded me about it. Maybe it was the contrast between the colours or the fact that I couldn’t see the expression of the man in it, or maybe the beautiful and somewhat magical scenery. Nevertheless it was a picture I finally decided to “Google” about.

Finding out more information about the artist and the picture itself made it even more interesting. To me the picture seem to symbolize how sometimes in life things seem unknown, like we are floating above clouds of fogs and sometimes the fog disappears and we see life differently/again. Other times we are stuck in a mist of fog and we stop and stare and it like a wanderer glimpsing into the past, present, future and unknown. For me the picture brings about a sense of calm yet confusion of unknown. But I guess the mystery itself of the picture remains how the artist wanted it to be. An unknown….. 

 

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Bristol

For a weekend break the choice of visiting Bristol came up. It just so happened that it was recently named the best city to live in the UK by Sunday Times. (Read more: http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Festival-city-s-named-best-Britain/story-20841105-detail/story.html#ixzz30DHEifco)

I was there from Friday night to Sunday evening.

It is definitely a lively city, which is diverse in the activities that are available to do. Within the city center there are countless clubs and pubs to keep you awake into the early hours.
On the night of Friday (11th April) the night view that was presented to us was full of lights and “flowing water” =)
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Behind this artwork stood fittingly the Rainbow Casino hence the variety of color lights.
In the city center also stood firmly a very big metal ball. To be honest I am not too sure of the purpose of this. If you know please let me know
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We stayed at The Bristol Hotel – Great location in central, neat and artistic hotel. This is more within the pricey range, however it is worth the money if you are looking for an comfortable, nicely accomodated hotel.
I would recommend this.

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A trip to a British City would not be complete without having a full English breakfast in the morning. This was so tasty and was much-needed to fuel us for the day ahead.
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I was also surprisingly happy to see a Morph character statue, I clearly remember occasionally watching this during my childhood. It was a strange but entertainingly addictive cartoon.
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National Cycle Network in UK
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As we wandered around the city I noticed that, there were lots of different designed buildings. I loved how they were so modern and unique. Nothing like I had seen before in London.
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After a long walk we got to the Clifton Suspension Bridge built by Brunel. To think of how this was built before significant technology was available enhanced my views on the skills required by Brunel and the workers to create from scratch such a long and sustainable architecture. 

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Another free but priceless view within Bristol is the beautiful harbour. Luckily when we were there the skies were blue which gave a glimpse of the tranquil side of Bristol.

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A top must visit in Bristol is the Brunel’s SS Great Britain. You can easily spend 2-4 hours within here. A delight for kids and adults. Plenty to see, learn, do and play within the ship. Please find a few pictures below to give you an idea of what is within the ship =)

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Restaurant I would highly recommend in Bristol is “Don Giovanni’s” – great Italian food and Service.

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As our time drew to an end at Bristol we headed to have some frozen yogurt which we saw on our first arrival here but the shop was closed. We sat down to enjoy the sunshine, blue skies and some Angel Berry frozen yogurt.

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I share below one of my favorite picture of the trip with you.

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