Summer Shorts 11: Mansbridge, Southampton

Continuing the summer shorts series, I set myself a challenge: find a location, compose a piece of music and create an accompanying short film.

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With the weather so clear, and the sun so bright, I was unable to resist another afternoon out filming and making music. With the need for new houseplants, after a trip to the local garden centre, the nearby Mansbridge made perfect sense.

I drive past Mansbridge all the time, but the last time I remember visiting was for a school Geography trip: we had to draw the old bridge and the new bridge which sit next to each other across the river Itchen. On returning today, the contrast of the two bridges was striking: the side with the new bridge was bustling with life — families playing and kids paddling in the river — whilst, as soon as you crossed over the old bridge, the peaceful calm was striking.