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Bath Inspirations

Bath Inspirations

The name of our new wall hanging quilt project “Circles and Crescents” in various shades of red is our homage to the sunset in the famous spa town Bath in Somerset County in South West England...

Author: 
Anke B. Calzada; Jutta Hufnagel

England/Wales 2013: The 6th day - Chatsworth House and the Peak District

Chatsworth House

Again a tribute to the literary undercurrent of this trip - being in the neighbourhoud, a visit to Chatsworth House, to fans of Jane Austen dramatizations also known as Pemberly 2, was absolutely necessary...

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England/Wales 2013: The 5th day - A Cotton Mill and Inspirations from York

Cotton

Our visit to the Helmshore Mills Textile Museum in Lancashire proved to be an interesting and important lesson on the social implications textile production had during the industrial revolution....

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England/Wales 2013: The 3rd day - Crescents, Circus, and Quilts

Pratt Hotel

After a walk through its streets, circles and crescents we also consider a certain Anne Elliot's dislike of Bath a prejudice and a mistake. Who could not fall back into a leisurely stroll and out of our 21st century trot after fame and fortune when promenading through this lovely town which owes its architecture and reputation to the Regency era when Bath was an important and very fashionable spa town...

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England/Wales 2013: The 2nd day - Jane Austen and the first glimpses of Bath

England/Wales 2013: The 2nd day - Jane Austen

The underlying motif of this trip being literature, a stop at Chawton House was indispensable on our way westward. Here, Jane Austen lived with her mother and sister Cassandra after her father's death. It was one of the most productive periods as a writer and she revised and rewrote some of her major novels and finished her last novel, Persuasion.

England/Wales 2013: The 1st day - V&A and Liberty

England/Wales 2013: The 1st day - V&A and Liberty

The first destination after landing at Heathrow Airport was the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. One of the greatest museums in the whole world and one where you can certainly get lost for a week and not even realize that you haven't been home for a while...

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