Summer in the city

A quick look around Bath. Well done to the Genesis Trust and their volunteers for the makeover of the artist-designed metal troughs on the London Road.

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Sensible planting and you can now read the messages on the side. Glad they are staying. This road needs Nature!

Into Walcot Street, where one of the most beautiful of shop fronts is soon going to display the goods of a new occupant. Shining a light in ‘artisan land.’

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Down to the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath – and looking across to the bottom of Holburne Park –  the redevelopment of a MOD site on the Warminster Road.

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I cannot help feeling those blocks are going to tower over the canal. Am waiting for them to tidy up the drainage channel they have put in – and understand it will be covered by a pathway to a nearby canal bridge.

Look at the difference at the end of Hampton Row where a fair number of end terrace houses have been derelict for years. The before and after shots with all that graffiti gone and – hopefully – a new and occupied life.

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Something else looking spruce is the archway linking the Roman Baths with the old city laundry.

IMG_0022The archway lends its name to a multi-million pound project to provide a World Heritage Visitor Centre and proper education facilities for young people visiting the site.

It’s just been cleaned in a phase one operation by Sally Strachey Conservationists.