The beautiful city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site mainly for its buildings. We have buildings going right back to Roman times but the city is probably best known for the Georgian ones. There are stunning crescents, terraces, whole streets and individual buildings, some have already featured on this blog and others will do in future.
All these buildings are made from the local ‘Bath Stone” which is a honey coloured limestone which, being natural stone, suffers from years and years of air pollution. This takes its toll and there has to be an ongoing restoration programme to restore and protect the fabric of the buildings. As a result scaffolding companies appear to thrive in the city.
This is the current state of one really quite ordinary Bath street. If any tourist visits it I would suspect that it is because they are lost; however it is part of Bath and therefore worth protection.
30 June 2014