West England Web Architecture

Volume 6, Issue 94; 08 Oct 2003

Most of the TAG found itself in Bristol this week. Our immediate goal: to stop writing.

The important thing is not what the author, or any artist, had in mind to begin with but at what point he decided to stop.

D. W. Harding

I’m writing this as I travel from Bristol eastward towards Oxford. As Tim reported, most of the TAG found itself in Bristol for a face-to-face meeting. Our goal: to stop writing. At least to stop writing the first version of the Web Architecture document. I think we did pretty well. Last Call looks within striking distance this year.

Tim Bray and I arrived at Heathrow at more or less the same time and navigated down here together; it was chilly but the sun was out so we went for a Sunday-morning walk through the town.

Aside from observing that I never had deranged visions of any sort of takeover, hostile or otherwise, I don’t think I can improve on Tim’s description of our sojourn through town, so I won’t try. Here, however, are a few of my own snaps from Bristol.

River Walk
River Walk
Green
Green

I’m very fond of the colorful signs on most of the pubs. I think I’ll start a collection (of pictures, not placards), even though I didn’t get the exposure quite right on this one.

Three Tuns
Three Tuns

Some local monuments.

Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral
Tower
Tower

The unicorn decoration is from the top of the Council House.

Unicorn
Unicorn

Finally, I got this shot out of my hotel room (the double moon caused by unavoidable reflection off the window that was locked shut) as I dashed out for a delightful dinner hosted by Stuart Williams and HP for the TAG.

Moon Over Bristol
Moon Over Bristol

Note to self: for shots like this, make two exposures, one for the moon and one for the countryside then construct a montage in Gimp.