Bath: The Abbey

In amongst Bath’s Georgian splendour, sits her equally splendid medieval abbey. Although first built between 1090 and 1170, by the end of the 15th century the abbey was largely in ruins until Oliver King, Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1495 to 1503, began it’s restoration.

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

The Abbey, Bath, Somerset

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Longleat House & Grounds

Although Longleat is perhaps most famous for it’s safari park which opened in 1966, the magnificent Elizabethan house and grounds has been the home of the Thynn (or Thynne family) for nearly 500 years.

Widely regarded as one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan stately home in the country, it has been the seat of the Marquess’s of Bath since Thomas Thynne rose to that position in 1789.

Below are a few shots of the house and grounds:

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

Longleat Safari Park: Koalas

I haven’t posted anything for a week or two – mainly because since COVID-19 really started to hit hard here in the UK (with worse to come) my day job in the NHS has got a lot busier. I’ve also found it hard to concentrate on the normal or routine things in life – it’s been very unsettling.

Anyway, I’m fortunate that my information analysis role in the NHS allows me to work from home, so since Wednesday I’ve been doing just that and I suspect this will continue to be the case for the next couple of months.

Having had a couple of days of trying to settle in to a new work/life pattern, I felt it was about time that I started to post some photos again. I couldn’t think of a better way to start-up again than a few comforting shots of utterly adorable Koalas at Longleat Safari Park…..I think we could all do with a hug from a Koala at the moment.

And remember – please, please, please follow the advice for social distancing….these measures are really important for the good of all!

Take care my fellow WordPressers – stay safe and stay well.

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire

© Mark Simms Photography (2020)

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