Posts Tagged ‘Bath’

The Bath Coffee Trail

February 19, 2018

One way to explore a city is through its coffee shops, indie coffee shops, not chains.

Find one coffee shop serving excellent coffee, ask, and they will direct you to others.

That is what I did in Athens, in Just Made 33 I asked of other coffee shops. Wending my way from one coffee shop to the next, I explored parts of Athens I had not explored before, away from my well trod path through Plaka and Monastiraki via archaeological sites.

This is what Marianna Chrzanowska-Hunt has done with Bath.  First stop Society Cafe, then through a series of tweets, she has explored the city one tweet at a time.

Where next, Bristol is not far away.

Solsbury Hill

April 10, 2012

It may come as a surprise to many people that Solsbury Hill, like Watership Down, is a real place.

Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel, intro on guitar Steve Lawson.

Peter Gabriel was the former front man of Genesis. On leaving Genesis he became heavily involved in World Music, including founding Womad.

I saw Genesis perform many years ago. A friend had wired himself into their sound system and was recording the concert to reel-to-reel tape.

Members of Genesis went to school not far from where I live.

Steve Lawson is a bass player. Try his album Believe In Peace and Improv #1 (performed at the house of Brian Wilson who made this lovely video).

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