Back to Bath for today’s post. Another one of the landmarks that I saw while in Bath was Bath Abbey. Actually the name is the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. It’s an Anglican parish church and it used to be a Benedictine monastery. It was founded in the 7th century and in the 10th century it was reorganized. In the 12th and 16th centuries it was reconstructed. Bath Abbey is the one of the biggest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in south western England. I really enjoyed seeing the ceiling and the stained glass inside.
The view from the front
The view from the Roman Baths
The view from the River Avon
The fan vaulting ceiling
The stained glass
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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❤ as always
I was in awe!
Oh my word this is beautiful!!! My favourite of this series!!! 😀 Love the view from the river Avon!!! Crazy about the detail on the roof!!! This is just spectacular!! 😀 **
Thanks Xandre!! My favorite view was from the river as well. I really liked seeing the people on the lawn and then when you look up you see this amazing church.
One of many beautiful sights in this stunning city.
I’d like to go back. I’ve been there twice so far.
I can’t wait to go back. You are right, the city is stunning! I hope you go soon.
We visited Bath many years ago–but I don’t even remember the abbey! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
There are so many buildings around it, so I can see why you didn’t see it or don’t remember it. A friend of ours told us to go inside to see the ceiling, which was why we popped in.
Oh my goodness. I LOVE the vaulted ceiling pictures!!! They are all wonderful! I felt like I was there!!! Thanks for making my morning!!!
You’re welcome…isn’t it a lovely place. I love seeing places like this!
We went to a cathedral in Switzerland on the weekend of Palm Sunday when they were practicing their “cantata” and we sat and took it all in for about an hour. Marvelous.
Spectacular! That ceiling is quite something, as is the whole church. Incredible architecture and beautiful photos. Lovely post!
I was impressed by the ceiling…the attention to detail is amazing. Thanks!
The ceiling is stunning.
That’s so beautiful and awe inspiring. The intricate details are amazing. They just don’t build anything like that anymore.
They really don’t and it is such a shame.
Wow, the fan vaulted ceiling is stunning! Such beautiful details!
It was wonderful to stand under it and admire it.
It’s all so amazing but the ceiling is gorgeous.
That was my favorite part…and the stained glass was lovely. I can never photograph them right though.
Magnificent! The stained glass windows are breathtakingly beautiful – your shots really do them justice.
The 3rd picture looks like a relief of a hot air balloon landing on a dead tree – or am I being disrespectful? 😉
Loved the post!
I can picture the hot air balloon…good observation! I always struggle when I take pictures of stained glass windows. They always look so much better in person.
How on earth did they do such amazing things so long ago? It just boggles my mind. I want to visit europe so bad.
There are many beautiful places here and as a photographer you would love it! I hope you visit!
Gorgeous shots. My favorites are the stained glass and the close up of the tree, unusual and intriguing.
Thanks! If there is a tree around, I usually try to figure out a way to get it in the photo.
Great photos and beautiful, ornate architecture! I love old buildings like this!
They are wonderful to wander through and to admire.
That’s a spectacular building!!
Yes it is!
How beautiful, how beautiful like a lace… This should be the poetry of stone… Thank you dear TBM, another great series with your camera. With my love, nia
Thanks Nia for your kind words…beautiful like lace—wonderful!
I love going into these beautiful cathedrals of England, they just fire my imagination.
I can see why!
Two words: That ceiling. Way to make me want to go to England (not that I didn’t want to go anyway, but still… :)).
There are some amazing buildings here to see. I hope you come on over.
Fabulous photos! Love cathedrals and stained glass windows.
There is something special about stained glass…I wish I had some in my home.
Thank you for showing us these beautiful photos. I love exploying and photographing buildings and churches.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
They are awe-inspiring and a delight to see. Glad you like them!
I think Bath has the best fan vaulted ceiling I’ve ever seen, great photos thanks!
I’m happy I was able to see them. They are marvelous!
Lovely! I didn’t get to visit the Abbey during my one brief trip to Bath. It’s nice to finally see inside.
That is a shame you missed it…glad I could help out though.
Great photos TBM…even better than the previous set if that is possible!
Thanks for such a kind comment!
wow, that ceiling in spectacular!
Oh you will love England!
I didn’t go to this abbey when I visited Bath. I don’t know why we didn’t go, probably short on time, and now I certainly wish I had. Your photos make it look so lovely, especially the stained glass. That is remarkable.
I know when we were in Bath, we didn’t have nearly enough time to see everything. I can’t wait to go back. I loved the stained glass. I hope you get to see it in person sometime.
That ceiling is amazing. We stopped (rolling-stop kind of a stop) by Bath when we went to Longleat, but we never got a chance to go in. Definitely need to go back.
I want to go back as well since our time there was way too short. I hope we both make it back.