Saturday, 1 March 2014

The City of Bath

Bath is a city situated in the ceremonial county of Somerset,
south-west England about 100 miles from London.
 

The City is famous for it's Roman Baths and thermal waters
which do admittedly pong a bit but are said to do you
a power of good.  They're also "green" (see above).
 

 
Georgian architecture abounds in this neck of the woods.
The Royal Crescent, a semicircular terrace of majestic
town houses overlooking Royal Victoria Park, being
perhaps the most famous and outstanding example.
 
 
The Abbey built between 1499 and 1616 is a tourist must see,
particularly the stone angels of the west facade.
Perhaps a sequel to Angel Pavement beckons.
What shall we call it?  Angels Climbing the Walls?
Maybe not.  I wonder what drove them to it.
 
 
If you're a literary buff not averse to a bit of Persuasion or
Northanger Abbey, both of which were set in this region,
then the Jane Austen Centre is the place for you.
 
 
As for me - the Stroke Clinic at the Royal United
Hospital was as far as I got yesterday but it wasn't
as bad as it sounds - only a tiddy one.
The tourist bit will just have to wait a while.
 
 
 


8 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh. Bless you. Prayers.

    DH had one.....not fun. Have courage!!!!!!

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  2. Take.....a.....rest......for....as.....long.....as.....it....takes......to.....be.....well.....again. In ....your....own.....time....whenever. Discover a new world from a horizontal position for a while, says Camilla.

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  3. Good grief! When you go on holiday you do it up right, don't you! Take good care of yourself, yes the tourist stuff can wait.

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  4. 'Tis an arduous task
    To simply bask
    When one longs to dance
    In the middle of France.

    Greetings from Zitella in the frozen hinterland to Julia in Albion.

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    1. It's not easy to sew
      When life lay's one low
      But can still wiggle a toe
      - admittedy slow!

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  5. Laid low
    Laid up
    Hoping soon you just get laid
    Zitella

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    1. I think that might just about finish me off!

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  6. Oh my goodness Julia! Annus horribilis or what!

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