Monday, 1 January 2018

A Few Days in Bath - Part 2

Part 2 - The Royal Crescent, Abbey, Shopping, Art Galleries and the American Museum
Continuing with our visit to Bath and we walked to what is probably Bath's most famous row of residences, the Royal Crescent.

We walked beside the river.

Bath Abbey looking imposing from the river.

We visited Sally Lunn's, famous for the Bath Bun.

We had a look inside the abbey.

Of course no knitter's visit to Bath would be complete without a visit to A Yarn Story!

After yarn shopping we stopped here for refreshments.

We found another yarn shop and a patchwork shop.

The shop displays were looking lovely, I particularly liked this one in a toy shop window.

A wall of cheese!

This one made us laugh!

Rouleaux looking very festive.

We took a look around the Holburne Museum one morning.

There were many fine paintings we stopped to admire.
Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester by Willem Wissing, 1685.
The detail the artists captured always amazes me!
Lady in a Blue Cloak by Thomas Gainsborough, 1765.

William Wollastone by Thomas Gainsborough, 1759

Original sketch of Arthur Atherley by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1791.  The final portrait now hangs in the LA County Museum.
Bourdaloue posing as a vase.  Inside the inscription translates as "For the lady's pleasure"! Meissen 1735-40
Modern piece In the Realm of the Gods by Michael Petry, a glass ley line representing the ley lines hidden beneath Bath.
We went into the Victoria Art Gallery.
Lady Hare on Dog by Sophie Ryder, 1999
To Market in a Snow Drift by Thomas Sydney Cooper, 1887.

Beautiful screen.
As we left Bath we stopped off at the American Museum.

Quilt templates.

There were rooms decorated to represent different periods in history.

For me the highlight of the museum was the quilt room.  These are just a few of the quilts on display.
Lone Star, 1983 by Margaret Little Thunder.
Baskets, c1886
Nine Patch, c1850
Sunburst, 1875-1900

Then it was time to head home after a relaxing few days away.

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