The day was bright and chilly. The terraces of Clifton share private gardens and we threaded our way between high walls and hidden gardens. Birdcage Walk was sunny and full of light, with flowering trees and birds singing. There’s a green plot where the former Parish Church of St Andrew stood until it was bombed in 1940. Panicles of white blossoms hung from bird cherry and a flowering fig grew thick over an enclosing wall. Branches of trees interwove and formed an arch over Birdcage Walk, lime I think.
As always, the terraces of Hotwells and Clifton are a magnet: colourful and of striking pattern. That approach, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and hillside terraces must be one of the most attractive urban landscapes in Britain.