DeparturesFrom Bristol to the Wide World (Photos)Sara Wheeler04.22.13DeparturesFrom Bristol to the Wide World (Photos)It’s home to a world-class university, a theater company that gave rise to Daniel Day-Lewis, and ports that open British industry to the global economy. A look at the coastal city.Sara Wheeler04.22.13 8:45 AM ETMatt Cardy/Getty It’s home to a world-class university, a theater company that gave rise to Daniel Day-Lewis, and ports that open British industry to the global economy. A look at the coastal city. Hot-air balloons rise above Bristol as part of a warm-up for the International Balloon Fiesta. Liz Eve/Arcaid, via Corbis A street slopes toward the water. David Cheshire/Loop Images, via Corbis The Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is a distinctive landmark of the region. Kevin Burke/Corbis Bristol's Old Train Station catches some rare rays of sun. Matt Cardy/Getty A patriotic house supports the country's football team playing during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Matt Cardy/Getty Office workers host a impromptu snowball fight outside their offices close to the Severn Bridge. Matt Cardy/Getty People take in the view from the coastal path above the Severn Estuary at Portishead. Liz Eve/Arcaid, via Corbis Coastal hillside and pier in Portishead. Toby Melville/Reuters, via Landov Two young women stand on a balcony in a row of townhouses on a residential street. View Pictures/UIG, via Getty This is certainly a shopping experience. Cabot Circus plays host to a hotel, stories, offices, a movie theater, and more than 200 apartments. Toby Melville/Reuters, via Landov Workers cross a foot bridge in the docks in the brisk fall. Construction Photography, via Corbis Bristol Harbourside Marina glistens at night. Richard Cummins/Corbis Students gather in front of Bristol Cathedral. Matt Cardy/Getty The Lord Mayor of Bristol Cllr. Christopher Davies walks through Arnos Vale cemetery. Liz Eve/Arcaid, via Corbis Elevated view of the restaurant exterior at the restored Lido. Matt Cardy/Getty Revelers line up to get into bars and clubs in the city center.