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Obelisk For Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751) - Queen Square, Bath.

02-02-2008 · Comments (9)
Categories: Holga  Kodak BW400CN  

Ah the weekend is with us. I hate to wish my time away but I guess we do to a degree by constantly looking forward, perhaps we would be better served to looking at now as the future seems to eat time and today is what it's about. So the sun shone a bit today and I managed to shoot off a few frames just to keep myself moving and wandered through a different area of Bath for inspiration. Bath is an odd place to live, so much beauty to look at, millions of tourists coming every year to look at the wonderful architecture and take the waters at the Roman Baths. I guess that's the trouble when you have lived in the same place for over 20 years you run the risk of taking it for granted....I know I do and yet constantly try not to let it happen. I do find that the more I spend out of the country the more I appreciate Bath...hey I have the perfect reason for being away from here, it's just to make me love it more. Sorted!
So, this will be my last mention of the Photomediacenter Holga 2.0 Show. I'd hate to bore you to death with it but I do have 2 images there. Check it out there are also a stack of familiar faces over there spreading some love.

OK today's image is from my home city of Bath and in particular Queen square, or to be exact the obelisk situated in the centre. It marks the visit of Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707-1751). The three men who made the greatest impact on Bath built the obelisk. It was designed by John Wood and paid for by Beau Nash. The stone was donated by Ralph Allen whose quarries supplied the honey coloured limestone that gives Bath its warmth.
Queen Square was built by John Wood the Elder between 1728 and 1735. It was the first speculative development by the architect and the north side of which this is part was described by Nikolaus Pevsner as "one of the finest Palladian compositions in England before 1730". John Wood the Elder (1704-1754) was an Architect, born in Yorkshire. He was responsible for many of the best-known streets and buildings of Bath, such as the North and South Parades, Queen Square, the Circus, Prior Park, and other houses. His son, John Wood the Younger (1728-82), designed the Royal Crescent and the Assembly Rooms, and completed the building work on the Circus after his fathers death in 1754. Here is an aerial view of Queen Square.

High tide - mid afternoon
People fly by in the traffics boom
Knowing - where you're blowing
Getting to where you should be going.
Don't let them get you down
Making you feel guilty about
Golden rain bring you riches
All the good things - you deserve now.

Climbing forever trying
Find your way out - of the wild wild wood
Now there's no justice
There's only yourself - that you can trust in
And I said - high tide mid afternoon
People fly by in the traffics boom
Knowing - just where you're blowing
Getting to where you should be going.

Day by day your world fades away
Waiting to feel - all the dreams that say
Golden rain will bring you riches
All the good things - you deserve now - and I say
Climbing forever trying
Find your way out - of the wild wild wood

Listening to: "Wild Wood" (Wild Wood) - Paul Weller

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