ST5973 : The Bearpit

taken 11 months ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

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The Bearpit
The Bearpit
More properly St James Barton Roundabout, this concourse connecting the subways under the roundabout once had a reputation for crime and drunkenness (hence its nickname), meaning that what should have been a useful pedestrian thoroughfare was in practice a place that people avoided. However in 2012 it was declared a "Community Action Zone" by the local council and as part of this a group of locals formed the Bearpit Improvement Group, which has worked on refurbishing the area in conjunction with the council. Part of the outcome is an outdoor gallery topped by "The Cube". Also in the Bearpit is a 1979 Bristol VR double decker bus, home to Bearritos, a Mexican restaurant/streetfood venue.

Here The Cube is showing political slogans following the June 2017 general election. The face visible here says: "Democracy: Noun: The belief in freedom and equality between people, or a system of government based on this belief, in which power is either held by elected representatives or directly by the people themselves". The one on the left (just visible) reads: "Tory DUP coalition. Time for electoral reform?" (see ST5973 : Bearpit Open Gallery).
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 July, 2017
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Paths  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 590 735 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.5635N 2:35.4394W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 590 735
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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