I’m Johanna, I’m 24 and I’m French. I’m an intern for a work placement at the Clifton Suspension Bridge for three months.
I come from a city called Nantes, in the north west of France, near French Brittany. Nantes is quite similar to Bristol: approximately the same weather and the same size. In Nantes, you can eat crepes and visit the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and the beautiful Cathedral we have. It’s a nice city to visit, there are lots of events and things to do all the year.
I’m here in order to improve my English and learn new skills. I studied tourism for three years and I would like to work in the tourism profession especially in events. That’s why it is very important for me to speak better English.
Today, I would like to introduce you two places in Bristol I had the opportunity to visit and really enjoyed them.
The first one is M Shed. It is a museum situated in the Harbourside of Bristol. It’s very central and easy to get here.
M Shed reveals the story of Bristol. You can learn about transatlantic slave trade, encounter information from the city’s industrial and maritime past and how the city grew up. You’ll find interactive platforms, a movie about the festivals which take place in Bristol and also a former city bus!
Like all museums, it has much more in its collections than can ever be displayed at any one time. M Shed has a huge space which contains thousands of items from the industrial, maritime and social history collections. I had the opportunity to visit this place. It is a huge shed, very impressive. Here, you can discover old machinery, bicycles, typewriters and lots of interesting items of all shapes and sizes which, one day, will have their turn on display.
I think the M Shed museum is a really nice place to see when you visit Bristol if you want to learn more about the city.
Must-see : on the top of the building, there is a great view of Bristol (Millennium square, Cathedral, Harbourside)
BRISTOL FERRY BOATS
The second attraction I would like to talk about is Bristol Ferry Boats. There are blue and yellow ferryboats with which you can cross Bristol on the water. They have been operating 364 days a year since 1977. I have been on the Matilda boat. I appreciated the fact that you have a space where you can sit and enjoy the good weather and the view of Bristol from the water and another place which is covered if the weather becomes bad.
It was very nice to discover Bristol by the water. It is a good way to travel and to see Bristol differently.