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Bristoland: Bristol Gets A Hollywood Sign On The Avon Gorge (PICTURES)

24/01/2014 14:54 GMT | Updated 24/01/2014 15:59 GMT

The landscape of Bristol has received an injection of glamour in the form of its very own iconic 'Hollywood' style sign.

'Bristoland' has been spelled out in eight-foot-tall white plastic letters on the drab, muddy banks of the Avon Gorge.

The sign, crudely fixed to a mesh fence halfway up a rock face, appeared overnight on Wednesday to the bemusement of commuters on the busy Portway road opposite.

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This splendid sign has been erected on Bristol's Avon Gorge

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The sign is about a fifth the size of the iconic one in Hollywood which was erected in 1923 and first spelled out 'Hollywoodland'.

It was originally a $21,000 billboard for an upscale real estate development and the final four letters were dropped in the late 1940s.

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