070101.Bath, Happy New Years!

January 1, 2007 at 6:18 PM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, Overcast, people, somerset, towns | 7 Comments

 After several attempts during several holidays I finally got a decent shot of fireworks. This time from Abbey Yard (Bath’s medieval Time Square) through the Abbey’s window tracery set with clear glass. In celebration of this fact, I am forgoing the usual theme day and posting this while it’s relative and ‘daily.’


The fireworks show was on the east end of the Abbey. Everyone quickly stampeded from one end of the abbey to the other to best see the show.


Above is my first photo from 2007! Here in the Abbey Yar with the west end of the Abbey and Gen. Wade’s House. The crowd filled the whole yard and then some. It appeared to be a thousand strong and there were more police present than I thought existed in this city.


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Most people stayed under the colonnade when it started to rain but it cleared up with 10 min left in 2006 and everyone filled the yard.


And finally, the taxis made good business tonight, and at 0 hour started honking in the new year and thus advertising rides home to people who barely made it standing to 12.



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  1. What a great shot of crowded!
    Did you have fun that night?
    Happy new year James!

  2. i hadnt clocked the reflection theme and i posted one too. great minds Ja, gresat minds. much happiness and silliness and creative juiciness to you ;0)

  3. oh i meant great…..hic

  4. The light is very modest. I like the light early in the moring. It is very lively!

    A happy new year from Tokyo:-))

  5. Oh now THIS is pretty. But then, we all know I’m a sucker for night shots.

  6. Beautiful building — definitely worth photographing again and again.

  7. Looks like a lot of fun. Nice pictures. Happy New Year!

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