+ Wallace & Grommit Exhibition
Approach to the "M-Shed" mueseum building at the Bristol Harbour.
By the M-Shed Building you can see two sailing ships: "The Matthew Cabbot" and "The Earl of Pembroke".
In the foreground the grey arch is a steam powered grane, which I believe still works.
|Here we see "The Earl of Pembroke" ship, we
actually went aboard and had an explore. She were flying
a Pirate Flag this day.
In front and above us are the dock cranes. Massive electrically driven devices (not been working for many years now, but a clearly identifyable icon of this part of the dock side.
|The tracks running under the cranes, used to have steam goods trains running up and down. They still run steam trains up and down the tracks immediately outside the museum itself, running don to the SS Great Britain Steam ship, further down the harbour.|
|Inside the "Wallace & Grommet - From the Drawing Board" Exhibition on the top floor of the M-Shed, the reason for our visit. The exhibition arranged by that well known Bristol company Aardman Animations©|
|Actual scenery used in the film "A Close
Shave". If you look to the left you can see a boy
and he gives you a sense of he scale of things.
|Close up of the grocers shop from above
scenery, such detail, yet this shop probably only in
shot for few seconds.
|Grommet (the dog) in the lounge which featured
in most of the films. I took it from this angle so you
could see the base that it stands upon and also what the
scenery looks like "on the other side"
|Wallace in his kitchen, love all the detail of
a typical 1950's English kitchen.
|A close up of that superbly full of character
cooker. I can remember as a child in the 1960's
having a cooker like this. See that yellow vegetable
rack, even had one of those!
I hope you have enjoyed our tour of the "Wallace and Grommet - From the Drawing Board" Exhibition at the M-Shed, Bristol, England (UK). I haven't spoiled it for you as there's loads more to see and play with, just wanted to give you a taster.Congratualations to Aardman Animations© and M-Shed for a very good exhibition, you are both a credit to the people of Bristol.
The EXHIBITION sadly has ENDED