Baths and Abbey

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Bath, England, U.K.

The other day, I posted a photo shot while looking down at the Roman Baths from the top of Bath Abbey. This image shows the other perspective — standing on the original Roman ground floor level at the Roman Baths, looking up at Bath Abbey’s clock tower.

Pulteney Bridge

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The Pulteney Bridge and the weir on the River Avon in Bath, England, seen from a viewpoint in Parade Gardens about a month ago. This bridge is apparently the only one in the world with shops continuously lining both sides of the street — no gaps for public spaces, unlike similar bridges elsewhere.

Nestle’s Milk, Richest in Cream

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A old, faded painted advertising sign on a building in Bath, England.

Yellow door

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Just a random, colourfully accented find on a street in Bath, England, last month.

Behind the time at Bath Abbey

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One of the things I like to do when visiting someplace is to identify something tall and and see how I can go about getting a look inside and, perhaps, a view from the top.

Apart from being something obviously touristy to do, such an activity also helps with burning calories if the climb is done on foot.

In Bath, England, joining a guided tour for a climb up the winding, narrow staircases in the clock tower at Bath Abbey gets you closer to the mechanics of the clock and its bells, as well as a quick history of the building and the site. It also includes a visit into the room directly behind the church’s clock face (photo above).

And once at the top of the clock tower, visitors are rewarded with a beautiful view of the city, including the Romans Baths below the abbey (photo below).

Bath, England, U.K.

Regimental flag

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One of the many artifacts inside Bath Abbey. This is a regimental flag belonging to the former Somersetshire Light Infantry, The Prince Alberts.

View from the pews at Bath Abbey

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While I was waiting for the clock tower climb and tour at Bath Abbey last month, I took a moment to admire the abbey’s stained glass and fan vault ceiling.

Giggling squid

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Just a stately looking building in the centre of Bath.

Piecing history back together

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A partial reconstruction of one of the temples that stood at the site of the Roman baths in Bath, England.

Parade Gardens

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A view from back in May of Parade Gardens in Bath, with Bath Abbey in the background, seen from the opposite bank of the River Avon.