snapshots out & about

snapshots of bath

tallulah rose flower school

house opposite bath abbey

i fell in love this week. despite having lived in cardiff for almost 7 years now, i’ve never been to bath. which is a bit silly really, as it’s so close, and about the same distance away from me as bristol. pretty much everyone i told this to had a look of disbelief on their faces, ha. but it was so worth the wait. despite the cold and dull (and at times rainy) day, i instantly fell for this city. i can’t even imagine how excitable i’d get about it on a sunny day.

though i had a few suggestions of places to visit, i decided i’d rather wonder around slightly aimlessly and see where my feet and my camera would take me. my main reason for being there was to visit the fashion museum, for a special preview of their latest exhibition, but i’ll talk about that in a bit.

stationery in hay

black and white bust in shop window

coloured heather plants

there were so many alleys and roads i wanted to wonder down, shops to go in and museums and galleries to visit, but my time was a little limited, as were my energy levels, but i quickly realised this just gives me more motivation to go back again soon to do some more discovering . oh boy am i excited about that.

there are some fantastic shops there, many of which aren’t in cardiff, but my favourite realisation was that there’s a hay store! oh my goodness, i practically ran across the road when i spotted it. had i any money to spare i easily could have bought many a thing, but came away with just one item. i WILL be back! i also need to discover more of the charity shops, as i’m told there are some fantastic ones. i only came across 3, but this is another definite on my list for next time.

worn down sign outside ice cream shop

established 1850 sign

alleyway in bath

kiehls on milsom street

flags against blue cloudy sky

bath abbey windows

close up of bath abbey windows

on to the reason why i visited bath. i was invited, along with a few other bloggers, to a very special preview of the latest exhibition in the fashion museum, ‘lace in fashion‘. i’ve wanted to visit the fashion museum for a long time, as i’m passionate and interested in textiles and fashion history, so this was pretty much my ideal (blog) opportunity.

we only got to see a small section of the exhibit, but even that was a wonder to see. we were guided around by elly summers, who is a curator at the museum, who told us a little about the history of lace and the provenance of the items featured. i loved her clear passion for the subject, and it really enhanced seeing these beautiful items in person. i love learning about the history and context behind things, as it really brings you into a whole new world of understanding.

i couldn’t get any good photos – a mix of tiredness/shaky arms/it being a bit dark in there (for preservation reasons) – so i got some video snippets instead, which are below along with a few other little snapshots from my visit to bath.

i HIGHLY recommend you visit both bath, and this exhibition in the fashion museum, you won’t come away disappointed, and hopefully you will come away as excited, inspired and happy as i did.

abbey dairy sign

small window in aleyway

royal crescent, bath

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  • Reply Caroline 03/02/2017 at 10:13

    YAY I love Bath. I was at uni there so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I love these shots, you’re so good at finding a unique way of looking at things. Bath is a very photographed place so kudos to you for finding an angle I haven’t seen before!


    • Reply laura redburn 06/02/2017 at 17:35

      it’s wonderful! i definitely want to go back when the weather is a little nicer …and i have a little money to spend, ha! thank you so much :)

  • Reply Rebecca Beesley 08/02/2017 at 20:27

    bath was my uni town – loved seeing your photos x

    • Reply laura redburn 11/02/2017 at 13:15

      ooh exciting! it’s so lovely there, definitely want to explore more next time.

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