Ninety-three: Shelter

Ninety-three: Shelter, originally uploaded by meganknight.

Bath is obsessed with Romans. It was once a Roman town, and when the fashionistas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries rediscovered it, they brought with them their obsession with classical culture and architecture. So Bath is a classical Roman town, rebuilt by English people out of local limestone. There’s a lot of angular pediments and sculpture, like this one, slowly crumbling away, because limestone is not marble.

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