070512. 7/46, Thirty-six Views of Bath Abbey. My tribute to Hokusai’s Fugaku Sanju Rokkei

May 12, 2007 at 4:21 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, Foggy & Misty, Fugaku Sanju Rokkei, Hokusai, Overcast, somerset, Towers, Walcot | 10 Comments

See the series so far!

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Koshu Kajikazawa
View of Bath Abbey and Bath looking south from St Stephen’s Church tower in Walcot compared with Hokusai’s Koshu Kajikazawa. The hill covered in the background fog is Lyncombe Hill and Beechen Cliff.

The little white dormers and chimney caps resemble the foamy waves but perhaps this is not the best match. Should I have gotten someone to stand on those trees and fish, or erect a electric/telephone pole and cast out lines down to the city?

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070323.Widcombe, Fell Off a Dock in the Fog

March 23, 2007 at 12:23 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, Chisel Marks, Columns, Conservation, Corinthian Order, Foggy & Misty, Gardens & Parks, Monuments and Memorials, Overcast, Sculpture, somerset, Widcombe | 4 Comments

This is the Bath Abbey Cemetery Mortuary Chapel (Grade II Listed) and the Grade II Listed Jane Weeks Williams (of 6 Claremont Place, Walcot, c.1848) Memorial,
Mini Temple in the Greek Revival style- (signed by White, monumental mason)
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“The Williams Memorial is a magnificent white marble miniature open Greek temple raised up on a penant stone pedestal. Four pained sets of fluted columns with lotus and acanthus leaf capitals support a canopy over a draped urn flashed by an angel and a female mowner. The equally elaborate inscription is to Jane Wiliams who died at her residence, 17 Kensington Place, Bath, in 1848 aged 88. One side of the base comemorates 17-year-old Henry Williams, ‘who by accidentally falling off the West India docks in a dense London fog was unfortunately drowned’ in 1853.” –Bath Abbey Cemetery Tombstone Tour, 1999

070213.ClavertonDown, Remains of the Day Before Saturday

February 13, 2007 at 12:04 AM | Posted in Architecture, Claverton Down, countryside, Foggy & Misty, Gardens & Parks, Overcast, somerset, University of Bath | 8 Comments

Copy of 070210.002.Somset.Bath.ClavertonDown.Snowman Garden

061117.Bath, Abbey Memorial Day Display Finally Displayed

November 17, 2006 at 1:25 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bath Abbey, Cathedrals and churches, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, Flowers, Foggy & Misty, Ladders, Monuments and Memorials, Overcast, somerset, Tabernacles | 1 Comment

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It’s still up. I only saw it recently, several days after Memorial Day.

See previous Armistice/Memorial/Veteran‘s Day post here.

 

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061013.Nympsfield, Woodchester Mansion

October 17, 2006 at 9:07 PM | Posted in Architecture, Foggy & Misty, gargoyles, Gloucestershire, Mansion, Nymsfield | 1 Comment

Took a trip to the incredible Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire today. This is a view of the south east Drawing Room bay window. The house was designed in the late 1850s and 1860s and constructed in the 1870s. Work ceased in the late 1870s and the house has been left as a Victorian Gothic construction site. I will have to write more and post more photos from this incredible site. It’s solid stone and brick construction with few floors having been laid down. I got to walk over the vaults! The site is conserved with lottery funds as a teaching center for Masonry Conservationists. Ccertainly it is money well spent but it needs a lot more.

The most likely cause for the abandonment of the site rests in its location at the bottom of an isolated and ever-cold valley. Although I do not know if I can call the mist clouds for this photo, I hope “Zannnie” will appreciate it. The weather cleared up by the afternoon and it was a bright blue sky for the rest of the day. I don’t understand English weather, but I understand this place throws an incredible Haunted House for Halloween.

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