The west front of Bath Abbey was originally constructed in 1520. This is the large wooden door. Facing Abbey Church Road, which is more of a pedestrianised square than a road, this door is very popular with tourists. I had to go early in the morning to get the place to myself, but it was well worth it. Processing the photograph into a black and white image seems to enhance the textures of the bath stone and the wood.
One of only four bridges in the world that has shops on both sides for the full span. Finished in 1773 it crosses the River Avon in the beautiful English city of Bath. This photograph shows the much more picturesque south side of the bridge. I was stood on the west bank of the river, in front of Empire Hotel. The shops on the bridge include a flower shop, juice bar and an antique map shop.
With it’s full name of The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath it is easy to see why this Anglican parish church in the city centre gets its name shortened down to simply Bath Abbey. The above photograph was taken just after 6am one sunny June morning. It was great to have the heart of Bath’s centre pretty much all to myself in this wonderful lighting, but difficult to get far enough back to capture the whole of this huge building.
The Royal Crescent in Bath is a street that has been very high on my list of things to visit. Taken on my first and recent trip to the city of Bath, I wasn’t sure how to get a decent photograph and still would like to return at different times of the day (a great view would be from a hot air balloon!). The above photograph was taken in the middle of the day, but as I walked the length of the crescent I liked the way that the metal railings seems to lead your eye around the grass to the houses and that single fluffy cloud in the sky.
The south east of England is home to dozens of hot air balloons and although I have only been to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta once many years ago, I would like to one day return for a second attempt. That being said the above hot air balloon was seen flying over the Royal Crescent in Bath early one weekday summer morning. Maybe one day I will not only go to another balloon show, but also get a chance to fly in one for the first time!