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Huge Pipe Organ in Bath Abbey, Bath, UK

Huge Pipe OrganView All Sizes

Inside Bath Abbey, Bath, UK

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Stained Glass Windows in Bath Abbey, Bath, UK

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JOURNAL : May 4, 2002

Bath Abbey

Bath > Wessex > United Kingdom

Series Bath Abbey

The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Bath is a huge Gothic edifice situated near the center of town. The church has been rebuilt and restored many times and has a long and intricate history dating back more than a millennium. The interior is decorated with distinct fan vaulting and a gigantic pipe organ recently restored. Nearby are the famous Roman Baths, exquisite restaurants and shopping, and other attractions of Bath.

Bath Abbey, Bath, UK

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Stained Glass at Sainte Chapelle, Paris, France

Sainte Chapelle

The Monster in the Room

Equally eye-popping was the gigantic pipe organ with pipes shooting to the lofty ceiling. It dominated one wing of the cathedral like a cave monster that threatened at any moment to bellow thunderously if disturbed. It was kept scrupulously clean and brightly polished.

Stained Glass Artwork

A lovely cache of stained glass was found at Bath Abbey. Taking in consideration the aforementioned pipe organ and architecture, the beautiful stained glass fixtures impressed us more than any other feature of Bath Abbey. Note the exquisite detail and vivid palette. It wasn't even sunny out and still they shine!

See other spectacular stained glass in other churches across Europe. We got into the habit of looking out for cathedrals with stained glass treasures on our walks through various European cities.

Inside Bath Abbey, Bath, UK

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Bath Abbey

May 4, 2002

Bath > Wessex > United Kingdom

Tags   Walkabout · Architecture

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