Photographic Painting

This is my first attempt at giving a painterly look to one of my photos.  An original photo of The Circus can be seen in an earlier blog titled, Bath Houses.  A several-step process is required to get this painterly look.  The first step is to knock off the sharp edges of the image with … Continue reading Photographic Painting

Petanque

Petanque?  "What the heck is petanque?", I asked the chap at the bar during a mid-afternoon break of touring Bath, England.   He and his mates were getting very worked up over opening night of Bath's Petanque League.  Between fight songs with his petanque team mates, he tried to explain it.  It sounded something like … Continue reading Petanque

Dandy

I met this dandy near The Circus in Bath, England.  See former blog on The Circus.  He claimed to be a scholar of 18th century history, which was during Bath's glory years.  We chatted for a while and he used his cane to point out various facts about the neighborhood. I suspect he was a … Continue reading Dandy

Bath Houses

In the early 1800's, Bath, England was a place to be seen; i.e. a place to socialize, display your wealth, gamble, party, and look for a spouse that could enhance your social status.  Bath was England's party town, and all of London's gentry couldn't resist being seen there. The entire city seems to have been … Continue reading Bath Houses