Some pavement positives.

Today’s exercise walk took me into town where l had an appointment with the opticians.

Must say l was very impressed with the continual cleaning being carried out at SpecSavers to protect staff and clients – all correctly masked – from any viral infection that might be lurking.

Art under wraps!

Coming into town a passed some men carrying in canvasses to the side entrance of the Victoria Art Gallery.

I am assuming its work by artist Kurt Jackson whose exhibition – Biodiversity – opens online on March 29th.

The Victoria Art Gallery

Subject to government guidance, the gallery hopes to reopen its doors again – and welcome real visitors to the exhibition – in May.

There’s more about this exhibition here https://www.victoriagal.org.uk/events/kurt-jackson-biodiversity

Meanwhile, something is stirring beside Pulteney Bridge where a damaged section of the balustrade has been gathering weeds for some time since being involved in a vehicle impact.

The damaged balustrade alongside Pulteney B ridge

New stone has just arrived and l am hearing work could be getting underway next week. It’s a top spot for visitors to take photos and needs to be ready for when Bath can welcome them back again.

New masonry has arrived!

Passing by Sydney Gardens, where a multi-million pound transformation is underway, l must say the new boules play area is looking good!

The new boules court.

And another positive view from my walk home along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath. Houses forming the end of the Hampton Row terrace – blighted so long ago by a proposed new road that never happened – are now nearing the stage where they can be lived in again.

Hampton Row and a point of the railway where trains used to stop to pick up passengers!