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The West Country in September 2005

The "West Country" is an informal term used to describe south western England; it's an area I'm very fond of, having first been there for a family holiday in 1995. This particular photo gallery documents a trip there that I took in September 2005 to visit a friend; it was a really nice weekend holiday, with nice weather and not too many crowds.

I managed to visit quite a few places over the weekend, while based in the city of Bristol (this website has a photo gallery of Bristol that I took on a trip in 2004). I visited the towns of Cheddar, Bath, and Glastonbury; I even visited the Burnham-on-Sea by the coast, although there are no photos of that particular place. Hopefully the album below gives a good representation of the weekend.

Bath Abbey, against a blue sky on a sunny day
Bath Abbey, against a blue sky on a sunny day
Zahra relaxing in a deckchair in Bath
Zahra relaxing in a deckchair in the Parade Gardens in Bath
Looking out over the Parade Gardens in Bath
Looking out over the Parade Gardens in Bath
A boat sailing under a bridge on a sunny day in Bath
A boat sailing under a bridge on a sunny day in Bath
Yellow flowers against a dark grey sky, in Bath
Yellow flowers against a dark grey sky, in Bath
Another view of the yellow flowers against a dark grey sky, in Bath
Another view of the yellow flowers against a dark grey sky, in Bath
Flowers on a sunny day in the Parade Gardens in Bath
Flowers on a sunny day in the Parade Gardens in Bath
Statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Parade Gardens in Bath
Statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Parade Gardens in Bath
"Butterflies 2005" flower display in the Parade Gardens in Bath
"Butterflies 2005" flower display in the Parade Gardens in Bath
A view of houses in The Circus, in Bath
A view of houses in The Circus, in Bath
Bath Abbey, lit up at night time. In Bath.
Bath Abbey, lit up at night time. In Bath.
Street theatre in Bath. Men in thongs, doing tricks.
Street theatre in Bath. Men in thongs, doing tricks.
A view of the ceiling, inside Bath Abbey
A view of the ceiling, inside Bath Abbey
Lots of tourists on a tour inside Bath Abbey
Lots of tourists on a tour inside Bath Abbey
A clear window looking out onto blue sky, in Bath Abbey
A clear window looking out onto blue sky, in Bath Abbey
A lectern and choir stalls inside Bath Abbey
A lectern and choir stalls inside Bath Abbey
A stained glass window and a view straight up of the ceiling, in Bath Abbey
A stained glass window and a view straight up of the ceiling, in Bath Abbey
A very old flag, hanging inside Bath Abbey
A very old flag, hanging inside Bath Abbey
The choir stalls, inside Bath Abbey
The choir stalls, inside Bath Abbey
An ornate light, hanging inside Bath Abbey
An ornate light, hanging inside Bath Abbey
A busy street scene, outside The Pump Room, in Bath
A busy street scene, outside The Pump Room, in Bath
Bath Abbey, against a dark blue sky on a sunny day
Bath Abbey, against a dark blue sky on a sunny day
Me, standing outside Bath Abbey.
Me, standing outside Bath Abbey.
A view of a stained glass window in Bath Abbey, from the outside
A view of a stained glass window in Bath Abbey, from the outside
Looking up into the dome in the Roman Baths. In Bath.
Looking up into the dome in the Roman Baths. In Bath.
The pool inside the Roman Baths, in Bath.
The pool inside the Roman Baths, in Bath.
Carved face found at the Roman Baths in Bath. Could be a Gorgon or Oceanus.
Carved face found at the Roman Baths in Bath. Could be a Gorgon or Oceanus.
A roman mosaic found inside the Roman Baths in Bath
A roman mosaic found inside the Roman Baths in Bath
Stone coffins found in the Roman Baths, in Bath
Stone coffins found in the Roman Baths, in Bath
A stone carved artifact of a face, in the Roman Baths, Bath
A stone carved artifact of a face, in the Roman Baths, Bath
The Spring Overflow, where water not used in the baths flows out. Roman Baths.
The Spring Overflow, where water not used in the baths flows out. Roman Baths.
A view of Bath Abbey, from the Roman Baths in Bath.
A view of Bath Abbey, from the Roman Baths in Bath.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge, near Bristol.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge, near Bristol.
The view down the river Avon, from the Clifton Suspension Bridge
The view down the river Avon, from the Clifton Suspension Bridge
The Clifton Suspension Bridge at dusk.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge at dusk.
A view of Cheddar Gorge from the top of the tour bus. In Cheddar, Somerset.
A view of Cheddar Gorge from the top of the tour bus. In Cheddar, Somerset.
A view from the Cheddar Gorge walk, looking towards the reservoir
A view from the Cheddar Gorge walk, looking towards the reservoir
The limestone cliffs of Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset
The limestone cliffs of Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset
A macro photo of a pool in Gough's Cave, in Cheddar Gorge
A macro photo of a pool in Gough's Cave, in Cheddar Gorge
Inside St. Paul's Cathedral cave, in Cheddar
Inside St. Paul's Cathedral cave, in Cheddar
A reproduction of the "Cheddar Man" skeleton found in Cheddar caves
A reproduction of the "Cheddar Man" skeleton found in Cheddar caves
Looking down "Cheddar Rising" towards Cox's Mill Hotel in Cheddar
Looking down "Cheddar Rising" towards Cox's Mill Hotel in Cheddar
A macro photo of a pond in the caves in Cheddar
A macro photo of a pond in the caves in Cheddar
Another detail photo of the caves in Cheddar
Another detail photo of the caves in Cheddar
Deep in the caves in Cheddar, Somerset.
Deep in the caves in Cheddar, Somerset.
Glastonbury Tor, with St. Michael's Tower at the top.
Glastonbury Tor, with St. Michael's Tower at the top.
A close-up of St. Michael's Tower, on top of Glastonbury Tor
A close-up of St. Michael's Tower, on top of Glastonbury Tor
A view of the countryside from the top of Glastonbury Tor
A view of the countryside from the top of Glastonbury Tor
A pool filled with coins in the Roman Baths, Bath.
A pool filled with coins in the Roman Baths, Bath.
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