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30 November 2011

Week 47: Alicante to Bath

Filed under: — Administrator @ 09:13

This was another split week, starting in Alicante and ending in Bath, where I spent an excellent weekend with my son.

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The week included some of our strong autumn rains, so I start with two rainy pictures. Here, the wind has blown leaves onto a car hood in a nicely arranged pattern:
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Looking out from my office, somewhat abstract:
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On Friday, I took the last picture of Bea’s belly. She is off on maternity leave next week. She chose the spot and the pose:
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While walking around Alicante, I came across this rather optimistic sign (or pessimistic, as it implies that exiting the crisis is as likely as winning the lottery…):
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Friday evening, the Bacchus wine club held its holiday dinner at El Portal restaurant in the centre of Alicante:
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The fish dish:
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Intense conversation:
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On Saturday morning, I flew to Bristol, rented a car and drove to Bath to spend the weekend with my son who attends the University of Bath.

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The main reason for going to Bath was of course to visit my son, and to see the house he shares with 3 other students this year. The house was quite good, and a friendly neighbourhood pub, the Golden Fleece, is located less than 100 metres away. We went there to watch a football match:
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My son is studying Aerospace Engineering and has a busy class schedule this semester:
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Lots of people around Bath this weekend for the start of the annual Christmas market, and lots of people taking pictures:
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The Sausage Lady at the Christmas market:
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Sadly, I did not have the occasion to try the wild boar:
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Pulteney Bridge at night, one of Bath’s most emblematic locations. The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and deservedly so:
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Bath Abbey is magnificent, day and night:
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Outside the Abbey is a cross of crosses and poppies, from Remembrance Day earlier this month:
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