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Bath, Somerset, England, UK

For the next several days, I will be doing a series of pics on Bath from when we were there briefly on February 24th.  I have queued these up ahead of time because of not knowing when we'll have Internet access in our new Amsterdam apartment.

Let's start here, on the River Avon, a stone's throw from City Center.  This is the view of the Pulteney Bridge from the south side.  It "is one of only four bridges in the world with shops across the full span on both sides." 

No, I did not have time to cross the bridge or visit any of the shops.  Maybe the next time!

This is a series on Bath, England, when we visited on February 24th.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Bath, Somerset, England, UK

For the next several days, I will be doing a series of pics on Bath from when we were there briefly on February 24th.  I have queued these up ahead of time because of not knowing when we'll have Internet access in our new Amsterdam apartment.

Let's start here, on the River Avon, a stone's throw from City Center.  This is the view of the Pulteney Bridge from the south side.  It "is one of only four bridges in the world with shops across the full span on both sides." 

No, I did not have time to cross the bridge or visit any of the shops.  Maybe the next time!

This is a series on Bath, England, when we visited on February 24th.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (28)

Ginnie, I love the tones, and all of the features in this picture. It's absolutely wonderful! I am placing it in my likeys. Thanks for sharing this photo with us!!!
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Kay. Thank you so much.
Your getting good at these Ginnie, I really like the tone you've given this. smile
Ginnie Hart: I guess you can say I learn by observing, Johnny, and am learning from the pros. smile But thanks!
This is an interesting busy shot with lots to see. Good luck getting settled in Amsterdam!
Ginnie Hart: I wanted to give an overall, expansive view of the city before zeroing in on the details! Thanks, Martin.
martin just stole my words.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Busola.
Cool Shot Ginnie. I like the way you have framed this. The lamp post in one corner with the bulidings in the backdrop.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Thomas.
  • alex
  • 9 Apr 2007, 05:13
i'm torn about this one, ginnie...i really like it, a LOT, but i have this nagging feeling that i want to see a shot of all the things in this one, but ten feet forward, so the lamp isn't in it. but then you'd probably lose the interesting ripples in the water, and the lamp IS intricate and interesting to look at....ARG! either way, the one thing i AM sure about is that i really like the colors and tones! have fun getting situated in amsterdam!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Alex, but I assure you that I took many close-ups of the particulars! I wanted the first shot of Bath to be more over-all and expansive of the way the city looks when you go down to the river.

We are really liking A'dam! Thanks.
  • Mia
  • 9 Apr 2007, 06:10
Heard so much about this place... you've got the classic PP'ing here Ginnie, excellently executed
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mia. Always so encouraging.
I went there a century ago !!! smile
Original angle Ginnie and lovely B&W.
Ginnie Hart: I bet nothing much has changed since you were there, Florence. smile
  • dafredo
  • the bar
  • 9 Apr 2007, 07:35
good angle Ginnie and I like the tone here too. Have fun in bath !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, sir. I wouldn't mind going back some day!
Beautiful picture and composition. Thanks for sharing it! smile
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, of course, Ms. Julia! smile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 9 Apr 2007, 10:25
Great photo Gramma Ginn. This is not too far from where I grew up in England (Gloucester). It is a beautiful Regency Spa City, as you know and a beautiful part of England. The rugby team there, also plays a pretty mean game!! Kind regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well you know a whole lot more about it than I do, then, Neil! You might even be able to answer some of my questions as we go through the series! smile
Lovely treatment Ginnie. I recognise it well. You had rain in Bath and I had rain on the London Eye!

The Ponte Vecchio is one. When I walked across this bridge it did remind me very much of the one in Florence but I don't know of the other two.
Ginnie Hart: We were so lucky, PP, because it had rained just before we arrived and was clear the rest of the day. It made for some nice pics!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 9 Apr 2007, 11:07
I agree that the photo is so nice, with the rain on the ground, the slight sepia tones, and such a lovely view. It will be great to see this city this week!
Ginnie Hart: Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Ruth. Thanks.
So much to take in in this photo and lovely tones too.
Ginnie Hart: I would have loved to have had more time there, Bernie. There was so much to see and I felt like I only saw the tip of the iceberg!
  • Robs
  • 9 Apr 2007, 13:57
What a nice place, this seems a postcard, Ginnie! wink
Ginnie Hart: It was a postcard kind of place, Rob! Really! smile
My wife has been shopping on that bridge - and she tells me that Bath is a lovely place... smile

With your BW conversion you have put me in the English winter mood - love the line leading me in to the pic...
Ginnie Hart: Your wife is right, Aksel! Thanks for your comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Apr 2007, 16:03
Goeie dag mevrouw en welkom in Amsterdam. Wij hopen dat u dat fijn zal vinden op de nieuwe apartementje.

I know a few people there in Amsterdam, amongst them my daughter lives there! She is also a keen (and I think a good) photographer.

But over to Bath - I have seen Aksel's comment and guess what ails is the tower that is just included to the left - or maybe not smile Your choice of mono is excellent. So let's get into Bath!
Ginnie Hart: Oh wow, Louis. Does that mean you'll come to visit your daughter here sometime? That would be so fabulous to meet you HERE!

So, are you saying I should have cut out that left tower, Louis? You're probably right. I think I was too intent on getting the lamppost in the right place! Never even paid attention to the tower. Anyway, I'm sure there will be other quibbles midst the fun stuff to come. It really is a fabulous city.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 9 Apr 2007, 18:08
Hi Gramma Ginn (again), I have just been over at Busola's blog and I see that you have been renamed NEIL!!!!!!! LOL. Regards (the real) Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: HA! I was hoping nobody noticed. grin
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 9 Apr 2007, 18:10
Sorry and PS, Bath is in the county of Avon these days, not Somerset anymore. N-x-
Ginnie Hart: Are you serious, Neil? Hmmm. Someone needs to let Wiki know but probably NOT someone from America!
I have never been overseas. The city seems to go one forever. I lack the words to describe eloquently enough how very nice and artistic I think it is. Its really beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: You would definitely love this city, DD, because it DOES seem to go on forever. That's kinda what I wanted to show in this first pic. It has many terraces up the slopes of the hills where much of the city is built. I wish we could have been there longer!
  • Ellie
  • 9 Apr 2007, 22:06
smile It looks straight out of a sixties guide book Ginnie! Superb definition, your camera certainly enjoys brickwork and stonework.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ellie. I'm quite sure the sharpening helps! smile
  • chris p
  • waiting for the first cuckoo!
  • 9 Apr 2007, 22:35
Well worked Ginnie, its a lovely place to visit.
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Chris. Sounds like you know how lovely it is! smile
very nice ginnie. i like the black and white tones. what an exquisite bridge. i sometimes wish i was from europe. like seems so much more simplier over there.
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Genevieve. I have always felt more "at home" here and wonder if I lived here in a past life?! Seriously.
looking at this bridge thing again it almost looks like the one used in the film perfume.
Ginnie Hart: I'm not familiar with that one, Genevieve, but Jane Austen lived here and wrote at least "Persuasion" while here...and maybe "Pride and Prejudice?"
Nice contrast and good choice of sepia here !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb. smile
I love the mood the sepia color gives to this beautiful photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mad!
A wonderful shot. I would love to visit there.
Ginnie Hart: Man! I didn't realize I had this far back to go to catch up. Sorry for being so late in thanking you for your comment, Red Pen! I hope you CAN visit there some day!
I like much. The treatment that you have given him gives a more historical air him! Fine work
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jose!

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