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Part Of The Soleil-Lune? The Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset.

25-03-2007 · Comments (18)
Categories: Holga  Ilford XP2  

Ah! summer is here...it's official as the clocks changed last night. I know it only seems like last week I said spring was here and I was in shorts but when the government say it's British Summer Time then you sit up and take notice. When it's summer I do nothing other than sit around in my pants all day! For you Americans out there that's underpants. Have you got that image fixed in your head...have you? You'll have bad dreams now. So sorry.

I guess I have had a weekend of light gardening, Saturday I went down to my mother in laws with Jan. She's in her 90's....no not Jan! She's as bright as a button, does her own shopping even has all her own teeth! Deaf as a post but then if you get to be 90 I guess you have heard it all anyway. A world of semi silence must be quite nice. Anyway, I made an infrequent visit down there and decided it would be cool to try and tidy the garden up a tad. Tackled the rambling roses...bad move, they have thorns like daggers and the blood was flowing! Hopefully my pruning with stimulate some growth and so perhaps some roses for her later in the year.
So today I helped a friend in his garden with a landscape project that he started last week. not that I know anything about landscaping. I have to say there was a lot of standing around with hands on hips....I do that a lot when troubled or confused. You need to be careful where you do that sort of stuff! So weekend over, summer here as I said, Monday soon. I'm on the countdown to a place in the sun. All I need now is a job.

For today's image I have returned to a ramble around Bath with the Holga. I would hate to bore you with photos of Crete every day so here is another of The Royal Crescent. Or perhaps a little movie would do the trick for you. For some history - The Royal Crescent is a notable residential road of 30 houses, laid out in a crescent, in the city of Bath, England. It was designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774. It is amongst the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom and is a grade I listed building.
Together with his father John Wood, the Elder, John Wood the Younger was interested in occult and masonic symbolism; perhaps their creation of largest scale was their joint design of the Royal Crescent and the nearby Circus (originally called "the King's Circus"), which from the air can be observed to be a giant circle and crescent, symbolising the soleil-lune, the sun and moon.
Number 1 Royal Crescent is a museum, maintained by the Bath Preservation Trust, which illustrates how wealthy owners of the period might have furnished such a house.

Listening to: "Summertime" (Homebase) - DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince

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