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Temple Gate
(Bristol Temple Meads Station)

Temple Meads Station Mural

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Portsmouth 1806 - London 1859
English mechanical and civil engineer who built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships and numerous important bridges and tunnels
David Bowers

Bristol /  Temple Meads Station Mural


Three multicoloured mosaics made from broken tiles showing a portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Eastern, the iron sailing steamship designed by Brunel, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Brunel. At the foot of each panel is the Great Western train.

Bristol - Temple Meads Station Mural
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Bristol - Temple Meads Station Mural
SS Great Eastern
Bristol - Temple Meads Station Mural
Clifton Suspension Bridge


This mural was created by artist
David Bowers
of Mosaic Madness and community group 'art+power'
for First Great Western.

It was officially unveiled
by the
Lord Mayor
Royston Griffey
on Monday 17th December, 2007


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Locatie (N 51°26'59" - W 2°34'50") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbsw097; Photograph: 22 March 2019
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