6.13.2007

Back to Bath

Pulteney Bridge, Bath
June 2007

My iTunes: These Are The Days by 10,000 Maniacs

The day before yesterday I gave you a glimpse into our whirlwind trip to Bath. It is just an amazing city. I am eager to go back and spend a lot more time there soon. Bob-Kat, here you go! The above image is of the Pulteney Bridge that crosses the River Avon. It was designed by Robert Adam and was completed in 1773. The original purpose of this bridge was to connect historic Bath with the suburbs that were beginning to form in that day. The Pulteney Bridge is only one of four bridges that has shops running the length of the bridge on both sides. And while there has been many restorations, it is one of the best known sites in this city.

It was quite breathtaking as we came upon this bridge in the early evening. The skies were beautiful and the water running beneath provided a very serene and relaxing sound. I snapped this to remember a bit of that moment. The image below is of one of the guides in the city to help you find the various sites. I have always liked these beause I like the fact they go in all different directions. I decided to snap this one. Here in London, you can have 10 or 12 sites on it, pointing every which way. I will be sure to snap one of those as well so you can see...

So much for my Wordless Wednesdays...

Which way again?
June 2007

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, simply stunning, amazingly gorgeous, incredibly breathtaking, unbelievably stupendous.

Kimiko said...

hey girl!
Happy belated. Talked to your girl tonight. Felt like I should have been there---out with you all to celebrate. Miss ya.

Natalya said...

It certainly does look beautiful and you have shown us just what a busy little place this is with the signpost shot!! Glad you have such a wonderful time! :o)

Moi said...

Hey, Anna, just read your prveious post on Dorchaks..I feel so terrible for them. I hope they find courage to live through these times ......

And i wanna go to where that arrow pointing to Jane Austen Center leads to .....:)

Moi said...

I am so sure the spelling on there would have been Centre even if i cant see it in the pic ;)

kenju said...

I definitely have to see that sometime!!

Mark said...

It's funny to remember that I used to think of Avon as strictly a cosmetics company.

They make rivers, too!

Great photo and history on the bridge. One of the things that amazes me about Europe is the sheer longevity of many of the structures. Over here on the other side of the pond, we think a building's old if it was built 150 years ago.

Ha.

Faye Pekas said...

Beautiful. Everything looks old and regal. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

What a fabulous signpost. You captured the angle and the directions flawlessly (is that how its spelled?)

John Roberts said...

That's a unique stepped area beneath the bridge. There's something about the sound of moving water that is very relaxing.

CG said...

really love both these shots, anna, very evocative of the town

Moksha Gren said...

Those building flanked bridges facinate me. I saw a show on Edinburgh the other day and they have bridges like that all over the city. You can't even tell you're on a bridge. We got nothing like that here.

The angles of the bottom picture have me wondering what the streets looked like. How can those angles be accurate? Streets obviously not built for high-speed motor traffic.

Mark said...

Great 10k Maniacs tune. I think you let the chorus get the best of you, though. The title is "These are Days."

Just sayin' is all.

Great song, though. I love some 10K maniacs.

Autumn said...

What a pretty scene.

Sarch said...

Amazing. The bridge and surrounding area is gorgeous.

JAM said...

I love both of the photographs, but that bridge really catches my imagination. Think of all the folks who've crossed it in all that time and their lives...

Cris said...

I would go to Jane Austen center...