Photographer's Note

The Royal Crescent at Bath:
It is truly fab tostand there and look up stand there and look at it.

The Royal Crescent is an exclusive residential road of 30 houses, laid out in a crescent, in the city of Bath, England. It was designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774. It is amongst the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom.

Together with his father John Wood the Elder, John Wood the Younger was interested in occult and masonic symbolism; perhaps their creation of largest scale was their joint work of the Royal Crescent and the nearby Circus (originally called "the King's Circus"), which from the air can be observed to be a giant circle and crescent, symbolising the soleil-lune, the sun and moon.

The houses in the Crescent are a mixture of tenures most are privately owned but a substantial minority of the property is owned by a housing association. This must be some of England's most exclusive social housing. Many of the houses in the Crescent have been split up into flats.

Number 1 Royal Crescent is a museum, maintained by the Bath Preservation Trust, which illustrates how wealthy owners of the period might have furnished such a house.

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