A couple of days before Christmas we went to Bath for the day to do some last-minute Christmas shopping and to go to that most British of theatrical offerings, the pantomime – Aladdin – in the recently and beautifully refurbished Theatre Royal in Bath. We started off by visiting Mr B’s, an independent bookseller and a dying breed.
This wall on the way to one of the upper floors had been “wall papered” with cartoons from one of the Tintin books
and this was one wall of the toilet
two views of Bath Abbey
an angel statue in the park
we went into the public art gallery (to warm up a bit) and saw this sculpture entitled the Lady Hare
According to the blurb the Lady Hare “was devised as a companion for the Minotaur, although in this work his place is taken by the dog. To Sophie Ryder (the artist) the Lady Hare’s ears represent human hair, and the figure can be interpreted as a self portrait”.
Both this gallery and another one had obviously opted for a new trend – upside down Christmas trees
views through the window of an interior decor shop whose stock appeared to consist of white things – very difficult to photograph successfully so I have had to darken the colours a bit
view of the back garden of my family’s house
crows helping themselves to the food my mother had put out for the bird (not intended for the crows!)
The vintage photo frame I gave my sister for her Christmas present
In the afternoon of Christmas Day we went for a walk. These two are photos of the cemetery and the walk way in Birdcage Walk.
This is Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol – an outstanding example of a Georgian terrace
frost covered pampas grass
view from the communal garden of the Paragon, Clifton
the gold coloured smoke is in fact steam coming out from the basement area of this building.
View of the frontage of some of the houses in the Paragon
Another Georgian terrace, West Mall, Clifton
Two Christmas window displays
PS apologies for the poor quality of some of the photos – with a white sky and snow everywhere many of the photos, taken on automatic setting, have resulted in being over exposed.