060501.THEME DAY: *Bath, New York*

May 1, 2007 at 8:17 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Cathedrals and churches, New York | 9 Comments

Theme Day: —Display a Photo of a City Other than Your Own
Apocolypto: I am from New York.
Revealed to me: Bath is also in New York (and several other American states–thanks JC for the link).

It really was a shock to find out that there was a Bath, New York. The featured church steeple here reminds me of St John’s RC Church in Bath, Somerset.

The state of New York has given birth to more religions and denominations of Christianity than any other place in the world, minus the obvious. But if things keep going the way they have, in another 1,000 our state will be the new Holy Land.

The photo displays the typical New York atmosphere. There are often numerous churches in a small town, typically confronting each other with a competing tower height on four corners of the main street. Upstate has been landscaped with these monumental crosses, and numerous attempts have been made to grid the sky in rural areas not yet primed for skyscrapers.

The little town of Bath, New York is a magical place where little people live peacefully, drink from the chocolate river, manufacture their world-renowned sweets, and occasionally break into song and dance at the gluttony, greed, sloth, etc. of others………..no, wait, I wouldn’t know. The car I was in didn’t stop when we passed the place on the highway.

STOP! This is Bath! I’m going to live here in a week!
I’m not stopping. You’ve got enough photos of stupid towns already.
Stupid town! This is Bath—-B-A-T-H. The Bath Civic Improvement Council will hear about this.

(And now 229 days later, they will with a Google search. JC, feel free to apologize to the good citizens of
Bath, NY. And yes, be prepared to be pilloried for the one town you didn’t stop at in a very very large state.)

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  1. I just laughed so hard I choked.

    I’m sure you’re disappointed that I’m still standing.

    But I’m STILL not sorry I didn’t stop.

  2. Ain’t it frustrating when drivers won’t stop when you want them to?

    Lovely post.

  3. An interesting photograph and the wires, though necessary, are in the way, so to speak. I like your comments too. Nice shot.

    My Theme Day is of a city unto itself, with its own zip code, and a portrait of the “Peashooter” at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Hope you like flying.

  4. In my defense, I’d like to add that we had already spent about 2 hours on a spontaneous side trip to Palmyra in addition to pulling over every hour or so to take photos of every vaguely interesting town name (and ignoring more of the requests that came every 5 minutes).

    All this stopping for photographs was, of course, making an already 8-9 hour drive into something much longer.

  5. tell him jooooo-si!

  6. Interesting comment on Bath, New York. A fine little town, an unusually good place for growing up, with some of that iconic neighborliness where people help each other during catastrophes from regional flooding to struggles with cancer and disability—and even the longest continually running county fair in the United States. It has its eccentrics, of course, which makes it all the more interesting. All in all, it sounds too wholesome, I understand. But it has not spawned any of its own religions, of that I am certain. Leave that for Palmyra and parts farther north.

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  9. Was doing an image search for my hometown and saw your posting! That church was actually the one I grew up in. Bath on the whole is a nice town, a little too small once you grow up but great none the less. Coming back is nice, two words cheap. booze.

    p.s. We do all drink from a chocolate river, it is declicious.

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