070419.Claverton Down, Fight Fire with Fire

April 19, 2007 at 8:35 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Claverton Down, countryside, cumulus clouds, Ruins, somerset, University of Bath, Waterfront | 5 Comments

060923.03.Somset.ClavertonDown.Bath.University.University.DuckPond
Currently, I am experiencing some internet issues but I leave you with the most scenic view possible (selectively cropped) on this ugly little campus. Commonly called the University of Bath’s Duck Pond, it is not in fact a pond, nor even a lake. It’s not even an artificial pond or lake. It’s technically a fire-fighting reserve reservoir (for this concrete, steel and glass hilltop world). This is not just a title. Half of the reservoir’s “beach” is composed of concrete slopes and intrusive pipes. Farther left, there’s even a random thingamajig sticking out of the ground nearby covered with the ruins of an ancient column base, reflecting no doubt on the Uni’s ‘excellent’ ranking for its architecture department. Fibreglass in construction, I would have preferred a giant four foot gnome with a T-Square.

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  1. WOW!

    Nice beach….got the urgent urge to go surfing!

    BASTARDS ALL OF ‘EM!

    😉
    xo

  2. At least they’ve managed to make it look like something decent, rather than just a concrete box.

  3. comment tu nous le raconte, on a pas envie de venir y faire un tour ;o)


    how you tells it to us, there one does not want to come to make a turn ;O)

  4. Love your commentary!

  5. well who wouldn’t prefer a giant four foot gnome with a T-Square?


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