I Spy

24 Feb

Play along today, and guess where I spy with my little eye

… the inside of a clock face.… the outside of that same clock face.

… a peephole in the ceiling.

… that same peephole in this ceiling.

… ropes going up through the ceiling.

… those same ropes leading up to these bells.

… a fairly terrifying staircase.

… an even more terrifying staircase.  (The rope is for you.  To hold on.  So you don’t fall.)

… a church rooftop.

… that same rooftop, down there on the left.
(I also spy a world famous Roman ruin — do you know where we are, yet?)

I spy with my little eye

… a beautiful Georgian city from very very high.

… a beautiful Georgian city from just a little high.

I spy with my little eye

Do you know where we are?  Bath Abbey describes itself as ‘where heaven and earth meet’ and a tour of clock tower, roof, and bells provides a clever and interesting introduction to this duality.  And with 212 steps up and the same down, it feels like a pilgrimage through determination, despair, exhaustion, fear, repose, inspiration, and finally, satisfaction (and the strong urge for a good snack).  Can’t go to Bath?  Try the 360 tour.  (But you must jog in place while watching to really earn that feeling of satisfaction.)

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7 Responses to “I Spy”

  1. Tesni February 24, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I guessed straight away. Living in Bath has advantages! Never done the Abbey tour though, but with view like that I certainly should.

    I liked the style of this post- fun and interesting with lots of beautiful pictures.

    • Monique February 24, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      =) Hey thanks! I did think of you — knew if anyone local read they’d guess it straight off. Only 6 pounds for the tour, an hour rummaging around the backstairs and bells with a knowledgeable guide — indeed many advantages to living in Bath!

  2. Living Life as an Expat Parent February 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Love Bath. Always take our American visitors to visit since its not very far away. Have you done anything else noteworthy while visiting?

    • Monique February 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

      H’m, I’m not sure noteworthy is the right word for a family of five pointing screeching laughing eating running exploring. Wait, maybe it is. 🙂 Click my “day out” category to see some of our outs&abouts — I could go to Bath every few weeks & be a happy woman.

  3. krisgal March 6, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    This is so cool! I’ve been to bath many a time, but never new you could take tours of the Abbey roof. Thanks so much for sharing your photo over on Busy Nothings PHotography Club!

    • Monique March 6, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      Not a good tour for little ones, but extremely cool, and at 6 pounds a bargain. Thanks for hosting the club — love seeing all the photos!

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