PHOTOGRAPHY DAY IN BATH, SOMERSET

Hi guys. First of all, I hope everyone is well and healthy during these tough times. The coronavirus has taken control of society in a way many of us have never seen before. Please follow directions of the local authorities and stay safe. I’d imagine most of you are at home right now, not knowing how to spend all the time you now have. We’re in the same boat.

Luckily, in the last week before things really went bad, my family and I went on a trip to Bristol. From there, we explored the region with visits to Bath, Cheddar Gorge and Cardiff. Today, I’d like to take you on a tour of this beautiful little city near Bristol.

We woke up early, to beat traffic out of Bristol and into Bath. After woefully messing up a triple roundabout (left hand driving sucks), we ended up on the scenic route to Bath, over the hills and through various little towns. I was glad I messed up the roundabouts!

It was around 10AM when we arrived in Bath. Already jam-packed with tourists, we set out to explore. First stop; the Roman Baths. This former bathhouse and temple has been converted to a museum with audiotours, and we were one of the first inside (hurray for unobstructed photography).

Next was the area surrounding the Roman Baths. From the Cathedral we walked to the Parade Gardens, overlooking the River Avon & Pulteney Bridge. The entire city is photogenic, but I really liked how the river contrasted with the rest of the city.

After having spent some time in the park we noticed the dark skies. Being in the UK, we immediately knew what was coming. Rain. And then it didn’t. The rain stayed away! We continued our day in Bath as if nothing happened, walking towards a city park called “the circus”, which has these pretty curved facades around. We continued to walk around town for a while, but went back to Bristol soon after.

I would definitely recommend visiting Bath if you are close by. This is one of those smaller sized cities that you must see at least once in a lifetime. I hope you enjoyed the shots! In the next weeks we will discuss DFDS Ferries vs. the Eurotunnel and our top things to do in Bristol! Stay tuned!

Happy (postponed) travels!

Joël

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