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Clouds From The North Over The Royal Crescent, Bath. Built 1767 - 1774

15-08-2007 · Comments (24)
Categories: Holga  Ilford XP2  

You know that I love to moan about the weather....hell what British person doesn't it's all we bloody talk about. For a country that gets so much rain it only takes abut 5 days or dry weather and we are talking drought and bloody hose pipe bans. A couple of heavy showers and the new are reporting the effects of global warming. Sheesh! Anyhow it bloody pissed down this morning......stair rods. I know the Greeks have an expression which translates as chair or table legs..come on Alek help me with that one. Any more? Mike you miserable bastard what do they say in your neck of the woods? And I guess we had better ask James as his neck of the woods is like Deliverance....as he does live in a neck in the woods!
So it rained...but given that I wear shorts until there is snow on the ground....I was fine. Wet from the knees down which equalled socks! It has pretty much kept up all day...bloody miserable but it at least gave me the chance to jam some more tunes on the Ipod. The house looks like a CD shop at the moment and I seem to be getting lots of knowing looks and tuts. If I see any sign Of car boot activity I'm leaving home and taking the whole lot with me...perhaps live in a container. Set up on a remote Cretan beach...swim, drink and listen to music all day. Shit, why haven't I thought of that before.

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.

sometimes this sweet life feels like
it's never been as bad as it is tomorrow.
all right, you can cry,
living with the price of a world of sorrow.

Listening to: "Baby In Two" - (Yours, Mine and Ours) - The Pernice Brothers

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