Welcome to the weblog of Created Visible where there trickles a stream of things photographic, and occasionally operatic and theologic...

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Beautiful Bath was like stepping into another era. Elsewhere we have seen old buildings, even old streets, but here because of the density of old buildings it feels like being in an old city. Even though new shop fronts have sprung up, the buildings are much the same as when Dickens and Austen would have visited to take the waters or enlighten the public with their literary readings. I did take several pictures in the streets but, peopled as they were with locals and mile upon mile of visitors, they look nothing like the shots that BBC period movies have the luxury of filming. So I am posting instead images that highlight the strange juxtaposition of a magnificent Abbey, with the ancient site of a Roman temple to Minerva, and Georgian fancy.