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Shaun in the City – Heritage Trail

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With one trail fully completed, the Downs Trail, our next target was the Brunel Trail, however we intended to find a few of the Shauns in the Heritage Trail first. However it did not quite work out that way.

Reaching the trail from the north, we basically followed the trail in reverse order. Getting the bus south down Whiteladies Road we got off at Queens Road near the Victoria Rooms. Walking to the Victoria Rooms, the first Shaun we encountered was Rex, with a dinosaur themed colour scheme.

Shaun in the City – 30. Rex

Shaun in the City – 30. Rex
18 July 2015

Across the road at the Victoria Rooms, was Flock ‘n Roll with a Union Flag style decoration.

Shaun in the City – 31. Flock ‘n Roll

Shaun in the City – 31. Flock ‘n Roll
18 July 2015

Crossing back over the road, the next Shaun was at Bristol Grammar School. Thunderbirds Are Go was provided with a dedicated foundation, differing from the regular Shaun plinths.

Shaun in the City – 29. Thunderbirds Are Go

Shaun in the City – 29. Thunderbirds Are Go
18 July 2015

The next two Shauns were located in the Bristol Museum. We headed back to Queens Road and the museum main entrance. Arabian Lights was in the foyer. It was fitted with a multi-coloured light inside.

Shaun in the City – 28 Arabian Lights

Shaun in the City – 28 Arabian Lights
18 July 2015

Into the entrance hall of Bristol Museum was Baaack the the Drawing Board. This Shaun depicted various scenes from various Wallace and Gromitt movies.

Shaun in the City – 27. Baaack to the Drawing Board

Shaun in the City – 27. Baaack to the Drawing Board
18 July 2015

We had intended at this point to strike across to the Brunel Trail, however with only three Shauns left on this trail, we decided to complete the trail and made our way west into Brandon Hill Nature Park. Although the Shaun was in the park the trees and topography it was not easy to find. We found From Dusk ‘til Shaun close to the south perimeter.

Shaun in the City – 26. From Dusk ‘til Shaun

Shaun in the City – 26. From Dusk ‘til Shaun
18 July 2015

Back the Queens Road, the next Shaun was at Bristol Cathedral. In the College Green there was entertainment as part of the Harbour Festival. By the north west door of the Cathedral was King Arthur of Lambert & Excalibaaar

Shaun in the City – 25. King Arthur of Lambert & Excalibaaar

Shaun in the City – 25. King Arthur of Lambert & Excalibaaar
18 July 2015

Heading towards the City Centre for the final Shaun, we found the area was busy as a result of the Harbour Festival. Outside the Bristol Hippodrome was BAA-WULF

Shaun in the City – 24. BAA-WULF

Shaun in the City – 24. BAA-WULF
18 July 2015

We completed the Heritage Trail in 62 minutes, 28 minutes under the target time. Now we had completed this trail, our next trail for the day was to be the Brunel Trail. To get to the first Shaun on the Brunel Trail, we got the Number 9 bus.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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