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Bath Abbey

In the City Center of Bath, like in most old European cities, stands the Abbey, in between the River Avon and the Roman Baths.  This is the western view of this Church of England (its 500th anniversary celebrated in 1999) in perpendicular Gothic architecture.  Its public entrance is through the small door on the left.  It was founded in 1499, with it's present restoration in 1874.

Bath was the last stop of our all-day excursion on February 24th (after Windsor Castle and Stonehenge--pics in my archives), so we caught it at the end of the day as the sun was setting.  Also, it had just rained before we got there.

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

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Bath Abbey

In the City Center of Bath, like in most old European cities, stands the Abbey, in between the River Avon and the Roman Baths.  This is the western view of this Church of England (its 500th anniversary celebrated in 1999) in perpendicular Gothic architecture.  Its public entrance is through the small door on the left.  It was founded in 1499, with it's present restoration in 1874.

Bath was the last stop of our all-day excursion on February 24th (after Windsor Castle and Stonehenge--pics in my archives), so we caught it at the end of the day as the sun was setting.  Also, it had just rained before we got there.

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

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (20)

Very imposing. I feel like ive been to bath. You are doing an excellent job here.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Busola!
Hi Ginnie, I love this picture. I love pictures of churches, especially this one, with all of it's history. I feel like I learned something about the Abbey. Thank you for all of the information. wink
Ginnie Hart: You're so welcome, Kay. I love learning all this history myself!
That"s a wonderful one Ginnie under a great blue sky !
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Florence.
Very nice shot, looks like you "almost" got the "magical" light of the day, just a few more minutes and it would come up.

This is my kind of shot, I like these travel shots a lot. I like this better than some of your other work, it's all good, but I like this stuff (travel) more than other styles.

Keep em' coming! Great work!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your comment, Man. You're right--it was almost the magical moment!

If you come here often, you'll be sure to see lots of travel stuff, since that's what we do. And other stuff gets thrown in, of course. smile
  • Petra
  • 15 Apr 2007, 09:27
I like this "big" shadow on the people....makes you want to have a close look at them..smile
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes you have to accept the shadows that come with the light, don't you, Petra. A good Sunday sermonette. smile
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 15 Apr 2007, 10:33
I'm really enjoying this Bath series, Ginnie. I visited there many, many years ago (while still a teenager and visitng an aunt who lived in Surrey). I mainly remember the grand terraces, but what you're showing us makes me want to return and see all the rest that the city has to offer.
Ginnie Hart: The grand terraces were what I wish I could have seen up close and personal, Jimbo. We passed them while on the coach going in and out of town. I so much wanted to stop and stay awhile!
  • paul
  • 15 Apr 2007, 10:44
you make a great tourist guide Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind to say that, Paul. I think we're probably a dime a dozen here on SC! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2007, 14:06
I like how the people in the shade is nearly out of the pic because of the shadow, but still available to provide a people aspect.

Excellent detail of the building.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you ever so much, Louis.
  • Sinem
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 15 Apr 2007, 15:03
Another awesome shot, Ginnie! Have you ever considered doing travel writing/photography?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sinem. If I knew how to get into it (travel writing/photography), I probably would enjoy doing it. Just haven't pursued it, yet. Thanks for your vote of confidence.
A great one ! Colors and contrast are perfect
Have a nice week !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb. You, too.
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 15 Apr 2007, 17:22
Wonderful building and you captured it very well. Great colour and I love the split in it (shadow/sun).
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Julia. I ended up liking the "split" the more I saw it. smile
  • Mia
  • 15 Apr 2007, 17:50
Gorgeous architecture, the shadow in the picture really adds to the grandeur (dunno why?)
Ginnie Hart: The more I saw the shadow, Mia, the more it grew on me. I'm glad you like it as well. Thank you.
The yellow light adds good atmosphere to the pic smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aksel. smile
  • chris p
  • still waiting for the first cuckoo!
  • 15 Apr 2007, 22:49
You should get a job with the tourist board Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh no! Not another one. I wouldn't know the first thing about doing that but I think it could be fun. smile

Another idea is to do one of those photo-a-day blogs from a city. Those are always fun to see. I bet there's already one of Amsterdam.
A great shot to the end of the day. The sun is setting but still high enough to see the wet pavement after the rain, love it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Johnny. It was a magnificent day after the rain.

BTW, I have captured 2 pics for precisely YOU here in Amsterdam this last week and will show at least one of them soon, probably over the weekend. When I do, I'll let you know. smile
  • Robs
  • 16 Apr 2007, 05:05
Great light Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rob.
Yep the lighting is great
Ginnie Hart: And thanks to you as well, Shakara. smile
Nice clean architercture and a nice clean photo of it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin!
  • Ellie
  • 17 Apr 2007, 01:08
Lovely details Ginnie, and with a gorgeous sky in the background too
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ellie!
I must get to Europe someday. Until then, I am lucky to have your photos.

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