Wednesday, March 21, 2012

No. 1 Royal Crescent & Royal Crescent, Bath, UK

Having seen beautiful photographs of The Royal Crescent in Bath, UK, I wanted to have a look at the stately architecture in real life. It was designed and built by John Wood in the 18th century. No. 1 Royal Crescent is now a museum wherein virtually everything has been lovingly preserved and restored to how Georgian town houses looked like in their hey day, as well as how the wealthy lived in Bath during that time.

Views from No. 1 Royal Crescent ...

Unfortunately, photographs weren't allowed in the museum, so I couldn't post any here. For pics, look here.

We also walked around The Royal Crescent to look at the stunning architecture of the collection of Georgian townhouses. One of the things I noticed was that the townhouses are not empty but are occupied ... that's what I like about Bath - it's not an empty shell of a city with a wonderful past, but living history. People still live in these beautiful old buildings. People still work here, and the city of Bath is still very much alive.

Beautiful facade ... look at the details on the right of the front door - anyone knows what that metal thing on the right, outside the door, is for?

A renovated basement area of one of the townhouses ... lovely!

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