061204.Bath, Workin’ Late (BDP:75 Days Young!)

December 4, 2006 at 4:34 PM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Chisel Marks, Light and Shadow, somerset, towns | 11 Comments


This is my 75th Post. I have lived in the UK for 75 nights now. I’m tired. Class lectures are like Studio 54 everyday, partying hard with building surveyors, Classical architecture theorists, structural engineers, interior design historians, fabric conservationistas, soil experts, timber specialists, earth structure preservationists, dry rot-Serpula lacrymans-fungal growth pruners, death rot beetle catchers, bellringers, Roman concrete mixers, lime mortar propagandists, anti-restoration zealots, world heritage do-gooders, and the clergy in general. A warning to all of ya’s out there: do not party with this kind of crowd. They’ll dance you, drink you, snort you, lecture you under the table. Actually, it’s mostly talking – or really sermonizing, and there’s not much of partying but the warning still stands. In a worst case scenario should you happen to run into one of these distinguishedly dangerous folk, be still, look for a silent way out, know that they like large quantities of food, alcohol, and gilded objects, and for Chr-st’s sake, don’t ask questions.

I’m going to be very busy for the next few weeks so the posts are going to drop in quality. This window was directly opposite the Hot Baths (photo shown earlier and also the cover of the myDoorways page.) The people in this office kept staring at me for hours on end while I was measuring, and so it was a relief when they finally drew down their Venetian blinds.


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  1. This is a very sexy photograph.

    When the dry rot beetle people start preaching at you, respond with a detailed description of how maggots devour dead flesh. A story or two of people with legs full of writhing maggots might be a nice touch. Make sure that one of your characters is a dry rot beetle expert.

  2. I’m just sitting here sort of smiling in a half drunk sort of stupor. Loved the post. The photo is quite unusual and lovely, although the story with it lent its own strange energy. The sources of both lights are mysterious, and for that, I thank you.

  3. Love the photo! Sorrowfully, I have nothing else, clever or otherwise, to add to this discussion.

  4. I really like this photo of the two mysterious lights! It’s…..it’s….mysterious!

  5. Gorgeous shot…love the warmth of the light…ahhhhh! Hi from SCDP by the way! =)

  6. The lighting here is scrumptious. Right out of a Kincade painting.

  7. interesting photo and I like the warm light…Relax! when in Bath, relax in bath 🙂

  8. very warm and inviting….minus all that stuff about bugs and rot. Really quite lovely.

  9. I love the list of people to avoid – anti-restoration-zealots among them? – are they licking the pies off their faces?

  10. great shot jimbob ;0p

  11. very nice shot!!!
    love the warm lights, in contrast with the ‘cold’ night…

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