Water Under Bath’s Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge, Bath, United KingdomPulteney Bridge across the River Avon, Bath, United Kingdom.

Pulteney Bridge, like the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, is one of only a few historic bridges in the world with shops built into it. Although architecturally dissimilar (the Ponte Vecchio is Medieval; the Pulteney Bridge is Georgian), the Pulteney Bridge, like the Ponte Vecchio, is notably beautiful and romantic.

Near Pulteney Bridge, Bath, United KingdomJust down stream from the bridge is a crescent weir. The barrier allows water to flow over the top, but prevents easy river navigation. I wanted to see if this boat could continue up, but it only seemed to fight the current, taking advantage of its unique position on the river.

Cascade Near Pulteney Bridge, Bath, United KingdomConcern for lazy birds being pulled downstream was unfounded. The swans and ducks paid the weir no mind.

Near Pulteney Bridge, Bath, United KingdomAlthough they did pay attention to each other. It probably was a good thing for the duck that it was faster than the swan.

Pulteney Bridge, Bath, United KingdomBut even though the weir and birds and boats continually grabbed my attention, my gaze returned again and again to the beautiful Pulteney Bridge.

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About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.
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4 Responses to Water Under Bath’s Pulteney Bridge

  1. Payal says:

    Loved your clicks. I’ve been to Ponte Vecchio too. Had the opportunity to travel extensively in Italy. Wish I could see Britain soon..! I hope God is listening my wish. Beautiful place!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Good Day.

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