Tag Archives: Bath

Notebook

For much of the time that it was a resort serving the Georgian power elite, Bath was a building site where finely dressed visitors in brocaded coats, hoop petticoats and sack-back dresses shared the narrow streets with sweaty labourers in … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, History | Tagged ,

The planners

How they tried to destroy Bath (my home town) in order to save it.  A “Look at Life” report from 1968.

Posted in Architecture | Tagged , ,

3rd September 1939

From the closing pages of Stefan Zweig’s “The World of  Yesterday”: It was a strange morning. We retreated in silence from the radio… I went into my room and packed my things in a small suitcase. If what a highly placed … Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, World War 2 | Tagged , ,