070607. 9/46, Thirty-six Views of Bath Abbey. My tribute to Hokusai’s Fugaku Sanju Rokkei

June 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, Columns, Fugaku Sanju Rokkei, Hokusai, Ionic Order, Light and Shadow, people, somerset, Tabernacles, Towers | 6 Comments

The series so far…

Here’s the West Facade of Bath Abbey through architect Thomas Baldwin’s Pump Room Colonnade (with the Pump Room and the Roman Baths behind) compared with Hokusai’s Bushi Senju.


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  1. When you’re done, you should print all of these (and maybe take their Fugaku Sanju Rokkei inspirations, print them smaller than your Bath Abbey photos, and arrange them on a matte inside a frame… and erect that frame somewhere in the room) and post these photos all over a living room. FRAME them, even. Make them look un-dormlike and ARTFUL. Because they ARE.

  2. These photos are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.

    My PAD and
    Guelph Daily Photo

  3. Do the framing or arrangement as Josy says but get it exhibited in Bath–that’s where is should be–How do you think they feel about comparing Bath Abbey to Mt. Fuji?

  4. i agree with josyc. these are great jamola!

  5. Your visual analogies are striking. I can’t wait for the next one and the next and the next…

  6. […] One of Bath’s joys is its incredible stone. Containing just a bit of iron, the stone has a warm creamy color that positively glows at sunrise and sunset. Like Italy, almost the entire place is constructed with the same material, […]

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