Scaffold city?

Three things standing out within the urban environment of the streets of Bath yesterday (Tuesday, September 12th).

The first. We must be close to earning the title of being scaffold city.

IMG_4453

It is everywhere – from the old Empire Hotel to several shop fronts in West Gate Street.

IMG_4452

P1020326

IMG_4454

The second feature is – sadly – the number of empty shop units.

IMG_4444

IMG_4443IMG_4445IMG_4442

The third – and most visually active – are the council workmen employed on re-setting or replacing pennant flagstones – over which millions of tourists and local people tread every year.

IMG_4472

Bath stone is much too soft to use as paving. l had always believed the harder, longer lasting pennant stone came from quarries in the Bristol area but one of the workmen told me a lot comes from Wales.

IMG_4467

It’s going to make it feel more and more like home for all our welcome Welsh visitors who come over to visit the annual Christmas Market.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s