070619. 10/46, Thirty-six Views of Bath Abbey. My tribute to Hokusai’s Fugaku Sanju Rokkei

June 19, 2007 at 12:58 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, Columns, Doric Order, Fugaku Sanju Rokkei, Gardens & Parks, Hokusai, Overcast, river, River Avon, Riverboats, Ships, somerset, Towers | 12 Comments

The series so far…


The “Cleopatra” in front of Bath’s Parade Garden shore and Hokusai’s Bushu Tamagawa. Right in back of the Cleopatra is where the “Roman Great Drain” empties into the Avon. It leads from the Roman Baths to the Parade Gardens, there it was extended during the medieval period. the short section that now empties into the Avon, right where the ground dips down, was built in the 1960s. The Roman brick drain is the oldest working structure in the city, and one of the oldest continuously working structures in the world. The concrete 1960s section of the drain collapsed last year….“no respect for stones.”


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  1. I really like your photos. Bath is definately on my places to go when I get to England; perhaps next summer.

  2. very nice. I like the water and green grass element added to the photo.

  3. Nice shot. It looks like that castle or church has wonderful detail in it.

  4. I wondered what the picture of Mt Fuji was doing on Bath DP until I looked at the series and now I partially understand


  5. belle comparaison, j’aime beaucoup la peinture.

    beautiful comparison, I like much painting.

  6. That Roman structure still working is pretty frickin’ amazing! This is a gorgeous shot!

  7. […] the Parade Gardens, right over where the Great Roman Drain empties into the River […]

  8. Ooh, NICE analogy. The boat’s even in the same place.

  9. such a clever young chap!

  10. Wow. Perfect

  11. this controversion is very impressive! and that the boats have the same position makes them connected

  12. U just aMAZE me you cutie-patootie!!!

    Can ya make the Abbey look a little more like the mountain next time?


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