Friday, December 09, 2011

Bath by Night II


The German style Christmas market is once again trading in the centre of Bath. It is very popular with locals and tourists alike and can get extremely busy during the day. We made our usual late night shopping trip last night as a family. As we left home, it was pouring with rain and we wondered if we'd made a mistake in going at all...But it soon cleared up and we had a relatively quiet Bath to enjoy in all its festive finery.
The majority of the market surrounds the beautiful Abbey...(Market runs until this Sunday.)

Which looks particularly spectacular when floodlit for the season.
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Our youngest bought one of the hand knitted rose topped hats for a certain teeny-tiny person we know. (Its such fun buying for a baby again...spoilt?!..Maybe just a little... ;-))
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The dynamics of Bath have shifted a little recently, mainly due I would say to the relatively recent opening of the Southgate Shopping Centre at the lower end of the city. It is clear that some once flourishing areas of Bath are now struggling, such as The Podium, which shows in empty shop units, or temporary businesses filling the spaces.
But mostly, Bath remains a lovely city with plenty to offer. Perfect to explore day or night.
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A selection of shop displays...
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Hope you enjoyed the trip too!
Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

7 comments:

  1. If I close my eyes like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" and click my sparkly sequined shoes... I can go back to Bath at Christmastime (or I can visit your lovely blog instead -- with fabulous eye candy)! Thank you for these lovely photos, Niki! Happy Weekend!

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  2. Magical.
    Carol xx

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  3. Hi Niki,
    Beautiful pictures it looks gorgeous with all the lights twinkling,i love the little hat very cute!
    xxx

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  4. It looks so magical at night. I love the lighted snowflakes.
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  5. I went with sister on wednesday, had a lovely time!x

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  6. wow I sure did I love Christmas LIght and sentiments and all your photos and oh those pastries, oh my gosh.lol

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  7. Don't you just love Christmas? Such pretty pictures.

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx