Friday, 21 November 2014

Herschel - Bath

A while ago I was wandering about in Bath and found this place, I knew it was some where abouts here.  look at the lovely colour of the stone.  *sigh*












I love the colour of this front door and the plant pots.




Read more about him {here} and {here}

9 comments:

northsider dave said...

Classy buildings, Sol. Are they Georgian? They look like something out of Jane Austen.

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes, amazing to think that Herschel and his sister discovered Uranus, only a few hundred yards from where I write this, using telescopes of far inferior quality that ones I have owned myself. He - and his sister - were primarily musicians, and he was the organist for Bath Abbey during his time here, in case you didn't know.

Tom Stephenson said...

P.S. I once lived in that street...

Sol said...

Dave it is all Georgian. Isnt it all beautiful.

Tom, how fantastic to have lived in that street. I also like a look at the bric a brac in the Green stations little market. I didnt know he played the Organ in Bath Abbey. Wow that would have been something to hear woudldnt it.

susie said...

Photo number 10 is my favorite.
Looks like movie shot.

Sol said...

Hey Susie, it is pretty isnt it.

Raybeard said...

Ah, Sir William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus (accent on first syllable, please), that most enigmatic of the planets. Well, they all have their individual oddities and quirks, but none of the others orbits with its poles getting to point at the Sun so that they are actually on, or near enough to, its equator. Not that Herschel himself ever got to discover that as then telescopes were nowhere near as powerful enough to reveal it. Fascinating and very curious, though.

Tom Stephenson said...

I have just realised that I made that classical-pillared door surround and pediment in the foreground of photo 4 - about 30 years ago!

Sol said...

Hi ya Ray. people are certainly clever. Just with quite a humble telescope. now if someone who was super clever could come up with the cure for cancer that would make our generations stand out also.

Tom, well now your work is famous on my little blog. The green door was very jolly but I prefer the blue door for some reason at the moment.