Bath is a lovely city. I'm really not sure how large it is -- we didn't explore as we might have on a normal trip with normal feet and more days. We missed some of the museums and attractions I would have enjoyed seeing.
But anyone passing through as we did couldn't help but notice the city's charm. There were tea rooms of course.
I think I would have enjoyed tea here but it wasn't timing out right!
There were charming sweet shops.
Sally Lunn's is the oldest house in Bath and home of the world famous Sally Lunn bun.
Another angle. So colorful!
The Avon River cuts through the center of town.
Pulteney Bridge (1774) crosses the river. If you look above the bridge, you will see a number of shops built directly upon it. The bridge is designed by Robert Adam, whose work we saw in the library of Kenwood House earlier in the trip (HERE). His original drawings are in Sir John Soane's Museum, which we also visited HERE. I wish we'd known then that we would be seeing the bridge in person! .
They are as charming from one side as the other.
I have to admit that this shop looked very inviting!
Some of the alleys and passages were very narrow with shops on either side that evoked memories of a time gone by.
We didn't "do" Bath Abbey. But the exterior was imposing...
...from any angle.
The architectural details were quite beautiful.
This one, too!
There are rows of beautiful homes...
And streets that demonstrate the hills of the area.
Many tourists congregated in the square outside of Bath Abbey. (That white fellow in the middle of a photo is "riding" an unsupported bicycle, holding the pose. These living street manniquins always shock and dazzle me.)
That included the pigeons! These fellows found us as we were enjoying a delicious pasty while sitting in the square!
And even more crowded around this fellow. He was perched on a very tall ladder...
...and managed to disrobe, piece by piece, while juggling knives.
Definitely a charmer and one of the better street performers we saw.
I look forward to a return to Bath. A beautiful city with much to offer!
(And yes, I "pinked up" the sky in this photo. It was so gloomy that day and it gives it a nice glow!
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
England: A Bit More of Bath
Labels: Bath Abbey, Bath UK, England, street art
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Thanks for the tour. If ever I return to Britain, Want to visit Bath. Nice photos.
Lovely photos of Bath, thanks for sharing. There's a lot to enjoy there. Hugs, Valerie
Be still, my beating heart! That architecture!!! Awesome pix!
What a lovely city!
Beautiful Bath, loved your photographs including the living street mannequins and the guy on the ladder.
Another lovely post of your journey and tour.
All the best Jan
My favorite picture in this post is the one with the tree in front of the building with the sign 'Chrystal Palace'. A superb composition with terrific colors!
Another great tour by Jeanie!
The architecture alone in Bath would have me intrigued.
The tea and sweet shops would bring me in too.
The buskers are fun. The architecture is stunning.
I would really enjoy Bath, with all the super little teashops and architectural structures... What an exciting trip you two had... not to mention what some people will do for attention... disrobing with knives balancing on a ladder...( Ha ha) too funny ... This was a most enjoyable tour...Thank You ... xoxox
A city I've always thought I'd like to visit. Thanks for the tour!
Bath Abbey looks quite awe inspiring.
You could spend days here enjoying the nooks and crannies! The Abbey is stunning. The street performers would have gained my attention. I have not seen one disrobe while juggling knives before! He is nuts! Thank you for taking us along on your trip Jeanie!
And I think I need to visit there. Some friends and I have talked about going to England next April school vacation (2020) I will have to keep you posted. Happy Friday. Or just about. Hugs-Erika
These pictures remind me of my trip to Bath. Thanks!
Jeanie, what a beautiful stroll around Bath. The shops, cafes, and tea rooms look so inviting. Street performers always amaze me! The river with the autumn colors is stunning!
I also was impressed by your photos. The one of the bridge and the water that was swirling reminded me of a photo my friend from Bath sent me. It's a lovely city and I really hope to visit one day and meet my internet friend. I'm so happy you shared these memories and awesome photos.
Just been looking through your Cotswold/Bath posts, Jeanie. It looks as though you had a really lovely time AND that the weather was kind - so pleased! You certainly took some fabulous photos. I haven't visited either the Cotswolds or Bath for years - and they haven't been featured on ABAB yet, either - I need to get that sorted! So many places, so little time...
So sorry about both, feet and time, but that screams for coming back, no?
Boy, that fella - a deer - is funny. And proud :-)
I like the round, blue window at the oldest house, charming indeed. Looks like it was damaged in WWII there and cleverly repaired.
Shops on a bridge, never heard of that, interesting concept!
Those narrow alleys remind me of some towns in Tuscany.
OMG that guy on the ladder!!
Nice last shot, too!
Another charming British town. Beautiful photos Jean, specially the one of the river.
The buskers were entertaining for sure.
Have a lovely weekend.
That street performer is a hoot.
The close-up of that door on Bath Abbey is incredible. I wonder how long it took to make it.
What a tour you've given us. I can't believe how much you did and saw on your trip. Wonderful!!
Jeanie, what a marvelous trip. I do thank you for all your wonderful posts. The photo of Bath Abbey is amazing, I marvel at such gorgeous details. All the lovely shops, goodness one could spend days going through them.
Thank you again, and hope all is going well with Rick.
I loved the tour, thank you. The tea shop looks so pretty.
Love you photos. Have you been to Sally Lunn's? Those buns are so good and huge. Also it was lovely to see the museum bit, in what is now the basement. If you haven't, do make sure to stop by if you are going to Bath again.
Looks like a charming place to spend some time in. I was there as part od a day trip years ago.
Bath looks super charming. I think I'd definitely prefer these quieter area to the hustle and bustle of London if I was to return to the UK!
Hello! Beautiful images and tour of Bath! I like the view of the river. The Abbey is a beautiful place. I would like to explore the shops and the tea rooms. Thanks for sharing your trip! Happy Friday, I hope your day and weekend is great!
Jeanie this post went from one jaw-dropping image to another. First, there was the cool goat wearing the union jack flag as a shirt. Then the glorious images of Bath Abby. But I did not expect that fellow to disrobe while on stilts and juggling knives. Now that was too much! Haha!!
What fabulous pics of Bath, Jeanie!!! My fave is of the stunning stag. And those street performers!!! The one in those red skivvies looks just like my Mister. Maybe the Mister could be a street performer in Boston when he retires. Have a wonderful weekend, sweet Jeanie.
I share your love for Bath - it IS a charming town. I strolled its streets myself and always loved it - both in the 70s and the 90s (that's how much time lies between my two visits to this place). I always adore the little shops - they are so unique and definitely add to the charm and personality of a town.
I am sure Bath has to be the most charming town. One of the things I don't enjoy with a tour is not enough time. I barely have enough time on my on agenda. To pass the tea house and those lovely little shops would be torture. Of course only so many hours in a day, another good reason to return or in my case plan a trip. Street performers sure get attention, they are hard to miss. Sometimes startling when they are so still and suddenly begin moving. Enjoyed all the pics. Happy weekend Jeannie.........
It's lovely to see Bath through your camera, Jeanie. I adore all the beautiful architecture in Bath. Thank you for sharing your wonderful times there.
Jeanie, That juggling knife stripper made me think,"Times Square". Everything else you saw was most amazing. The town, bridges, and churches. The narrow streets made me think of Dickens' Christmas Carol. :):) I would love seeing all that. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie
I remember peering in the window of Sally Lunn and wanting to stop for tea and a bun, but our traveling companions were not interested. Did you have a bun? The square with the street performers would have been extra fun. I love seeing your pictures of the side streets so much. What a wonderful adventure.
Your post reminds me that I want to revisit relatives in Bristol, which is very near to Bath, and also this time get to Bath too. I haven't been for many, many years! I do agree with you about these street performers. Some of them are quite remarkable. I hope the weather wasn't too cold for him disrobing - maybe if it gets too chilly he can juggle fire instead! :) I never had a Sally Lunn, did you try one?
I love Bath. The last time I visited we stayed in Bristol (as it's cheaper than Bath) and caught the train to Bath for a day (it's only a 10 minute ride). Such a lovely place. I want to go back now! :D
Ooo... this was a lovely walk down memory lane! We just LOVE the city of Bath! I would love to be sitting down to a Sally Lunn bun and tea right now... *sigh*... It is such a beauty city. I hope you will be able to get back and explore more. The little shops, all the streets with something different at every turn, the architectures... just so much there! We didn't wee any disrobing guys on ladders juggling knives... but that must be a newer addition to the city... haha! Oh, this was great--thanks, Jeanie! ((HUGS))
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