Saturday, 19 November 2011

Wanderings Through Georgian Space And Time

I am having a Bath weekend this week, and that means trying to get out of my boring anti-social house and doing stuff, to save myself from going slightly nuts before monday. It always seems strange to me that we work for five days and only have two to play, but then if I have a weekend on my own without the company of my lovely boyfriend or friends, I find myself going a little bit mental if I sit still for too long, sad I know. Anyway, such ponderings mean you would of found me this saturday wandering through the streets of Bath. Photography ensues.


Bath is of course a perfect city for just wandering. Even though I spent 3 years here doing my undergraduate degree, I still love it and it's Georgian delights, and the honey-coloured Bath stone makes the city seem really individual, and the architecture more pleasing than greyer counterparts. I stumbled on a cute vintage and handmade christmas market so have actually made a start on the dreaded christmas shopping, although after spending a little time wandering around the main shopping streets I have now vowed to try and complete said shopping online, I hate (most) people! I also stopped in at the free art gallery right in the centre of the town, which is quite good for a quick browse. A good place to get a bit of peace as well, from busy streets to the practically empty galleries, just through a set of doors, quite a contrast. In these recession-hit times, people seem pretty keen to keep on shopping . . .

I then stopped in at my favourite place in the world for wasting an hour or so, the greatest bookshop in Bath, possibly the world; Mr B's. It is a good size, stretching over 3 floors, and really relaxed and cosy. The staff are brilliant too, I got some great recommendations last time I was in; Any P.G. Wodehouse fans out there, get yourself a copy of Stella Gibbons 'Cold Comfort Farm', best book I have read in a while. Plus they don't mind you hanging out and browsing for ages, and the stairway is papered with comic strips!


Overall, good Saturday : )

3 comments:

  1. Oh, Bath, glorious Bath! One of my most favourite places, and you have captured it brilliantly.


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