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Photographer's Note

A delve into my archives with a series of diverse images captured on transparency film in the eighties and nineties.

The slides have been scanned on a Canon CanoScan 9000F and then cleaned up in Photoshop as far as possible. Unfortunately, the conditions in which they were stored from time to time were far from ideal and there has been an inevitable loss of quality.

Nevertheless, I hope that you can still enjoy them for what they are.

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths. It lies in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles (156 kilometres) west of London and 11 miles (18 kilometres) south-east of Bristol. The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987.

The city became a spa with the Latin name Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") c. 60 AD when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although hot springs were known even before then.

Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century and became a religious centre; the building was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. In the 17th century, claims were made for the curative properties of water from the springs, and Bath became popular as a spa town in the Georgian era. Georgian architecture, crafted from Bath stone, includes the Royal Crescent, Circus, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms where Beau Nash presided over the city's social life from 1705 until his death in 1761.

Many of the streets and squares were laid out by John Wood, the Elder, and in the 18th century the city became fashionable and the population grew. Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th century. Further building was undertaken in the 19th century and following the Bath Blitz in World War II.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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