Just over a week ago I travelled up to Bath for the preview of Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition. Decades have passed since I last visited and it was thrilling to be back in this beautiful city, albeit for a very short time!
And the weather was gorgeous - no need to worry about taking a brolly - or even a cardigan for that matter!
The preview was extremely busy and the diversity of styles and subject matter of the 300 artworks displayed made for a really interesting evening. Sadly no pics as photography is not permitted. Click here for more information about the current exhibition.
I stayed at Travelodge Bath Waterside which is situated at Widcombe Basin alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal and just minutes on foot from Bath Railway Station and the Town Centre. There was no air conditioning so my room was extremely hot, although it was possible to open the large picture window a few inches. The staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast in the cool room overlooking the canal was basic, but plentiful.
Crossing the bridge to the Station
Victoria Art Gallery
The permanent collection upstairs is well worth a visit
The 'other side' of Pulteney Bridge (below)
Delighted to discover the next day that it was possible to walk all the way to and from Pulteney Bridge to the Hotel via the footpath alongside the canal - in the centre of the city where the only traffic was of the river variety!
Victoria Art Gallery from river level
A great visit, I'll have to go again!
Click pics to enlarge and click the links to find out more.