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Wallace and Gromit street art in Bristol

The 80 Gromits which graced the streets of Bristol may have been and gone, but he and Wallace are still to be found. This is next door to the building where I used to work in Bristol. Cracking stuff!

The Blue Tower

I find it hard to believe I used to work in this building when it was regarded as one of the ugliest in Bristol. Now its been transformed into a very upmarket hotel and apartments. Our staff canteen is now a Thai restaurant.

I hope they’ve sorted out the air conditioning though – it got very hot in the main tower block during the summer and got hotter the higher the floor you were on!

Here’s a picture of what it looked like at the beginning of its transformation, in the guise much more familiar to me. According to this article, it narrowly avoided being demolished in 2003 and has now undergone a £20 million refurbishment.