061007.Bath, Bath Street, Austen Strikes Again!

October 17, 2006 at 8:33 PM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Horses, Jane Austen, Overcast, somerset | 1 Comment

This is becomming almost personal between Austen and me. I was turning down Bath Street toward the Cross Baths for a shortcut when, lo and behold, I ran into all of these Austen groupies. “Persuasion,” which won’t be shown on TV until March, took over the entire street and even brought their own lamp posts. The production company set up Bath Street as a market street, more or less like a Sunday flea market with all the stalls and crazy outfits.
061007.049.Somset.Bath.Bath St.Filming Austen's Persuasion near the Cross Bath

061007.025.Somset.Bath.Bath St.Filming Austen's Persuasion near the Cross Bath

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  1. […] I noticed this being assembled on the busiest street (intersection of Bath Street and Stall Street) in town while on my way back from measuring doorcases last night. I came back this morning to sign up for the public library in town and search for any structural timber repair books, since everything in our pathetic campus library has been checked out until January. At a pound and a half, I didn’t ride it since I figure night time might be a little more fun. The Christmas Market has also opened up. Stalls surround the abbey south side (Kingston Sq…former Cloisters), East end, the Guildhall’s south end, and fill several side streets and the Abbey Green (another square south of the abbey). Apparently, it’s one of the biggest Christmas markets in the OK, but it hardly compares to a NYC neighborhood Sunday fleamarket. I’ll keep that to myself so as not to hurt their feelings. There is, however, a lot of good music and good food. I’ll be returning at some point soon. The local Bob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz impersonators have been replaced by rather decent musicians from St. Petersburg, etc. […]

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