RO­MAN­TIC SPOTS

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Bath is a must-visit for any­one in­ter­ested in Ge­or­gian life and, at the Mu­seum of Bath

Ar­chi­tec­ture, you can learn more about how clas­si­cal de­sign in !uenced the look of the spa city (mu­se­umo" bath ar­chi­tec­ture.org.uk). Adam was orig­i­nally tasked with de­sign­ing the Ge­or­gian es­tate of Bath­wick – across the Avon from the old city – and his plans drawn up in 1780 sur­vive. Al­though his grand de­signs for Bath­wick never took shape – the job went to the ar­chi­tect Thomas Bald­win – Adam was re­spon­si­ble for what is pos­si­bly the city’s most ro­man­tic land­mark – Pul­teney Bridge. Built in 1770, it was in­spired by the great bridges of Rome and Venice and is one of the few in the world to fea­ture shops en­tirely across its span. As with many of Adam’s works, the Grade I-listed edi #ce has been modi #ed since its com­ple­tion, so to fully be­hold his orig­i­nal vi­sion, be sure to get a good glimpse of the south­ern ex­ter­nal side.

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