Bath’s Backside!!

Walcot Street and the rear of The Paragon, Bath

Bath is world famous for its Georgian architecture, but look behind those elegant facades and you’ll see a completely different side of Bath. In the eighteenth century, if people wanted to live in one of the city’s grand terraces, such as the Royal Crescent, they purchased a certain length of the façade, and then employed their own architect to build a house to their own specifications behind it.  So while the front of Bath’s terraces and crescents are completely uniform and symmetrical, the rear is often a mixture of differing roof heights, windows and building styles. This "Queen Anne fronts and Mary-Anne backs" architecture can be found all over the city.

A day of very different weather and energy levels to yesterday… After a morning trip into Bath to see my specialist at The Min, I came home in the rain and was so tired and so cold that I had a long hot bath where I promptly fell asleep! Never mind, at least I now know that I was getting some exercise at the same time!!

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