The local photographer casts her lens on the city's famous sights... 

Bristol has changed much over the years but always in a positive way, it goes from strength to strength. I love the vibrancy of the city, the range of green spaces it has, the calming effect of the water and the ease with which we can escape into the countryside if we need to. It also has a great photographic community, including @igersbristol, within which I have made many new friends. 

1. Narrow Quay at night 

I love the Harbourside at night, always safe and welcoming but busy and pretty. 

2. High tide in the Avon Gorge

One of my favourite cycling routes.

3. View from the roof of the MShed

I adore this museum but often go in just to soak up the view from the roof. So many layers of history to see unfolding in front of you.

4. Redcliffe revealed

My favourite. Just so pretty. 

5. Royal York Crescent, Clifton

Gorgeous Georgian architecture.

6. Perfect morning on The Downs

7. Brunel's ss Great Britain

8. Clifton Suspension Bridge

One of the first good shots I ever took. 

9. Bristol Harbourside reflected

I lay on the floor among cigarette ends for hours to get this one of Bristol’s famous coloured houses. 

10. Vanishing point

About the author: Carolyn Eaton came to Bristol in 1984 as a student and quickly realised she would not be leaving. She fell in love with a man as well as the city, and has been here ever since. She worked for many years as a history teacher but ‘retired’ when she had her own children. These days they need her less and she has been able to develop her passion for photography. She's self-taught and it has been a steep learning curve but she is enjoying the ride.

Find more of Carolyn's work at @carolyn.eaton or on Facebook You can also pick up her prints at We Make Bristol in Westbury-on-Trym. 


M Shed
M Shed Museum Bristol

M Shed is an exciting and innovative flagship museum for Bristol with gallery space and a packed events schedule.

Clifton Village
Shopping in Clifton Village Bristol

Georgian shopping Quarter full of upmarket, independent shops which is a delight to explore.

The Downs
Municipal Park
The Downs Bristol

Consisting of Clifton Down and Durdham Down, this is a huge area of protected parkland on the edge of the city

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Historic Ship
Brunel's SS Great Britain Bristol

Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's SS Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Historic Site
Clouds over Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol - CREDIT GARY NEWMAN

The world famous bridge and the iconic symbol of Bristol, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1831 and completed in 1864 after his death

The Matthew
Historic Ship
The Matthew Bristol

Based in Bristol’s floating harbour for much of the year, the Matthew is popular for harbour tours as well as longer sailing trips.