Friday, 17 October 2008

The City Of Bath

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


The City of Bath is one of my most favourite places to visit. A city famous for the hot springs that the Romans used and they are still there today! (The springs, that is, not the Romans!) It is a city steeped in Roman history and beautiful buildings. People come from all over the world to be there, and it is quite usual to see official guides taking parties of visitors to the famous sights. As well as visitors from Continental Europe, the Americans and Japanese just love Bath.
The square near the Abbey is where the buskers go and these are usually of a high standard and worth listening to. The pigeons roam about hoping the many picnickers will spare some crumbs. A small version of Trafalgar Square!


This is the weir at Bath, where boat trips take people almost to the edge of it. A place of beauty and tranquility. However it is a dangerous place to be in a small boat as people have been drowned in the weir, sucked down under the waterfalls.

Although Bath is a place of beauty, parts of it are under reconstruction, as are many other places in the South West right now. When it is finished, it will blend in with the  older architecture. Until then, there is the inconvenience of dust and noise around certain parts of Bath. 
The beautiful weir is not far from all this chaos, but you'd never guess looking at the tranquil pictures, would you?
Yes, I will definitely be coming back to Bath to take more pictures!

This is my story and these are my photos for Photostory Friday. 
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40 comments:

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I like Bath too Maggie - a beautiful city. I haven't visited for ages, must try to do so again soon. One place I also like to go to there is the American Museum. Very interesting.

A x

Irene said...

I can't believe it's Friday again already, but here you are with Friday's photograph. I haven't been to England and certainly not to Bath, but I do want to go there. It's on my to do list. Can you believe that I am so close by and that I have never been there?

Jeni said...

I'm so glad I have blogger friends who take me on such great tours of the scenery in their countries and provide bits of history to accompany those pictures too! Enjoyment and education -simultaneously -can't beat that with a stick now can you?
Great post, great pics, Maggie!

Weeksie50 said...

Wow, stunning photos..

cheshire wife said...

Lovely post which has brought back lots of happy memories, for me, from my time at university there. I used to see the weir and Pulteney Bridge every day.

Baino said...

Of all the times to visit your blog . .I love Bath. Steeped in history and relaxed and lovley. I had a wonderful week there years ago and my daughter recently retraced my footsteps. It is a gorgeous place. I'm really cranky that so many Australian younglings go to England and think that London is the centre of the universe when there's so much else on offer.

VioletSky said...

I just stumbled on your blog and find this - lovely. I was just in Bath a month ago and absolutely loved it. Next time I'm in England will definitely go back for more.

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Ah yes Bath. I spent my summer school there for my OU degree. I love the place and the Georgian buildings are spectacular. So hilly and I would probably have a heart attack driving up and down those 1 in 12 gradient hills when it snows!

Lovely post.

Suburbia said...

Lovely photos! When we last visited the weir it was very crouded with tourists. I do love Bath, the buildings have such a warm and mellow tone :)

the mother of this lot said...

I've always wanted to go to Bath. Isn't that here the crescents are?

(Vatican indeed. You'll get me excommunicated)!

Deb said...

what beautiful photos and great info on an obviously amazing city. keep em coming!

Alexandria said...

Stunning as always.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

wow - gorgeous!

CrackerJacks said...

Wow, what a great PSF. Those photos are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing.

Please VISITMy PSF. Thank You!

AVT Coach said...

Thank you! I love it when people share their travel photos of Europe. If I could I would live there, I love the architecture and can't get enough of it.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Those are some beautiful photographs. I haven't been to Bath but my dad used to have clients there and told us how lovely it was.

CJ xx

Hannah Noel said...

Wow! what an amazing place!!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh wow, this is so amazing and interesting Maggie. The photos are so serene!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Gorgeous pictures.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Lovely photos Maggie. I don't think I've ever been to Bath, but it looks gorgeous. M :-)

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Ahh Beautiful Bath!
I spent many a summer holiday there as a child as my Grandmother lived very close to there.
I hope that these new constructions don't alter the beauty of the city - the last thing they need there is a huge modern monstrosity built of aluminium, glass and concrete!

CC said...

Beautiful! I would love to visit!

Mad Asthmatic said...

Bath is a beautiful city and I am very lucky to live so near to it. I would recommend a visit for anyone coming to the UK.

Mad Asthmatic

Wendy said...

That was very interesting and your photos beautiful! I'd love to visit one day.

Chris said...

The reflection of the arches in the water is absolutely beautiful.

Sandi McBride said...

Thank you Maggie...I visited Bath often when we lived in England, and have never forgotten the feeling I got as we walked through the city and wandered in the shops and along the streets...these photos are making me homesick...thank you again
Sandi

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Some day I love to travel..... thanks for showing me places I may never get to!

Kahshe Cottager said...

It was so nice of you to drop in and comment on my sunset photo! I enjoyed my visit here and your tour of Bath as well! Maybe one day I will actually get to see it in person.

merry weather said...

A lovely evocation of Bath! I grew up 30ish miles away and it was my favourite place to go as a teenager/young adult. Stylish, vibrant and steeped in history.

Thanks for reminding me :)

david mcmahon said...

It's on my agenda, Maggie!

Mean Mom said...

There is so much to do in Bath. I have seen very little of it, so far. I haven't seen the places in your photos, but would like to see them next time we visit.

I've been to the American Museum and to the Georgian house at no 1 Royal Crescent. Both places were well worth a visit.

Working mum said...

I love Bath too so thank you for the photos. I applied to the University there, but turned the place down because the journey from the NW of England was too difficult. I still go and visit though.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Maggie. Bath is a beautiful place as your photos show. For some reason (I forget now) I organised a hen party there. It was very civilised though just like the city of Bath!

Lehners in France said...

Wow, Maggie, is twenty years since I was in Bath! It's a beautiful city. Thanks for the reminder and the photos. Debs x

holly said...

i absolutely LOVE bath. it is THE cutest town!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Ive always wanted to go..not least for the Fashion Museum and archive...lovely pics

virtual voyage said...

Lovely post - few years since we've visited and will have to go back.
Came over from David's.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Gorgeous post, I love Bath, so such a pleasure to be able to travel there virtually with you.
Popped over from David's place.

Moannie said...

Did my OU summer school stint at Bath Uni and managed some time away from the cold, modern buildings to visit and do all the touristy things. Lovely City. Stunning pics, specially the Wier.

Here from David

Sandi McBride said...

Had to run over to say congratulations on the Post of the Mention!
Sandi