Britain From the Air

Bath is a fantastic place to see top quality photography at the moment, such as the pictured Britain From the Air exhibition on the streets surrounding the main shopping centre plus the precincts of Bath Abbey. As well as the pictured view of the second Severn crossing, I spotted an aerial view of the Longleat Hedge Maze and the garden and village at Portmeirion. The exhibition's on until February 2011, so there's plenty of time to see it, or you can have a taster by viewing this audio slideshow from the BBC.

In addition. the Victoria Art Gallery is showing a retrospective of one of my favourite photographers, Don McCullin called Shaped by War. His work is extremely powerful and the exhibition includes not only many of his most iconic images, but also the artifacts and letters spanning his career from the past 50 years. You need to be quicker for this one as it closes on November 21st. Entrance is free.

Both exhibitions are so good, I'll be going to Bath to see them again.


  1. I'm wondering what Bath itself is like nowadays. I haven't been there for a number of years but, when I last went, I felt overwhelmed by the number of street theatre artists etc. - a bit like the way one ladybird is charming but to have them crawling everywhere (as we did one year) is alarming.

    I think you know already but, in case you've missed it - I’ve now used all the allotted space for photos on Pictures Just Pictures and have started a new blog so I can carry on. It’s called

    Message in a Milk Bottle

    I’ve given it a different look but its purpose is unchanged - a photo a day.


    P.S. You pointed out this might happen a while ago - and it has!

  2. Than you for the link to the BBC version, it gave me the most wonderfully chilled and restful breakfast experience!

  3. There's seems to be much of interest going on in Bath. We saw a similar exhibition a few years back, quite by accident, whilst killing time before a ferry sailing. It had a planet Earth theme ~ many ariel photos ~ some were out of this world quality images :)

  4. Lucy - as my commenter of the week, I've answered in today's Sunday Supplement :)

    Janet - it's great isn't it? So good I'm recommending it again today.

    Anna - you're thinking of The Earth From the Air exhibition? It came to Bath this time last year (I posted about it then) and I'd seen it years before in Bristol. I think this one is being run by a different organisation, but yes it's similar in many ways.


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