Ashton windmill is a 25-foot tall tower mill in Chapel Allerton, Somerset, England. The original mill on the site was medieval, but the present mill was built about 1760 and ceased work in 1927. It is now preserved and maintained by volunteers. Not far from here is the Cheddar Gorge, caves, and village, well worth a visit. I took this 2 hours before sunrise at night, it always amazes me how much light a camera can pull out of a scene
Sunrise through the Arch at Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor (an elevation of 518 feet), Somerset, England (Tor is an English word referring to a high rock or a hill). St Michael's Church survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 when, except for the tower, it was demolished. This girl sitting there in the arch had never climbed it before and had trouble with vertigo!
Vicars Close, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, England - Vicars Close, is said to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe. The Close is about 460 feet, and tapered by 10 feet to make it look longer when viewed from the main entrance nearest the cathedral. The cathedral itself is Anglican, built between 1175 and 1490, replacing an earlier church built on the same site in 705 AD. It is considered to be the first truly Gothic structure in Europe. Interestingly the baptismal font predates the cathedral by more than 400 years!
Bath Abbey from the Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset, England - This well-preserved Roman complex is one of the major tourist attractions in the UK and one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe. It receives over a million visitors a year. The best time to photograph it is during the winter months when the closing time coincides with the sunset and blue hour, during these times they use actual fire oil lamps to illuminate baths.
Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath, Somerset, England. It was completed in 1774. The bridge, one of only four worldwide, is notable in having shops built across its span on both sides. Others include Ponte Vecchio in Florence Italy, Krämerbrücke in Erfurt Germany, Rialto Bridge in Venice Italy. Bath is a major tourist destination, achieving World Heritage Site status in 1987. The other major attractions include the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, and Beckford's Tower. Bath also has a wonderful Christmas Market.
Puddle Reflection, The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath, (aka Bath Abbey), is an Anglican church and a former Benedictine monastery in Bath, Somerset, England - Three different churches have occupied the site since 757 AD. First, an Anglo-Saxon monastery which was destroyed by the Normans; then a massive Norman cathedral which was begun about 1090 but lay in ruins by late 15th century; and finally, the present Abbey repaired to this state in 1616.