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19 December 2012

Week 50: Bath

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After visiting my daughter in Cardiff, I went to Bath to spend some time with my son there. Most of the pictures are from there, with a few from the office at the end.

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As I arrived in Bath, there was a huge crowd of passengers waiting to get on the train (which was continuing towards London). This was the last weekend of the Bath Christmas market, and lots of people had come to spend the day there:
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A walk I have taken many times over the past five years, along Manvers Street from the train station to the Abbey Hotel, my usual abode in Bath:
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A shop next to my hotel:
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The bright streets full of shoppers:
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I checked in at the hotel and waited for my son, who lives about 20 minutes’ walk away. Once he arrived, we went to a nearby pub for a pint and some football:
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The pub was conducting the traditional pub quiz. This is the quizmaster reading the questions:
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A couple working diligently at their answers:
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The next morning I got up early and as soon as the sun was out, went for a long walk along the river Avon:
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One of the Bath’s iconic sights, the Pulteney Bridge:
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People living on the barges were just getting up, it seemed:
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It was a cold and frosty morning:
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I walked back into the centre, passing by the now closed Christmas market:
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The main shopping district was largely deserted on this Monday morning, as the shops were not yet open:
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A bit later in the morning, I met up with my son, and we went out for a full English breakfast:
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Afterwards, my son went off to the university while I walked around a bit more, before I had to get on the train to Bristol to fly home. I decided to make a quick visit to the Bath Abbey:
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What is interesting about the abbey are the graves which are a veritable treasure of history:
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Here is someone famous:
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A whiff of Empire:
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A member of US Congress died in Bath:
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There is an American corner in the abbey:
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A commemoration of more recent history:
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My last picture in Bath this time around, a typical residential street near the hotel:
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Then back home to Alicante and our interesting winter clouds:
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At the office, the annual Christmas market was going on. Various charities get to set up tables in the lobby, selling food and trinkets:
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Grandmother and granddaughter:
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Astrid is involved with a childrens charity in Calcutta and was showing photographs from her visits there:
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Christine was part of a group collecting clothes for a homeless shelter:
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And so ended another week.

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