Friday, 1 April 2011

Russia invades Bath...

From where I live, here in the centre of Bath, I can see the world famous Pulteney Wier from my bedroom window.

Today I left the house and looked over the wall to see a Russian submarine had partially surfaced, and was drifting around in the water with it's Captain half out of the upper hatch (this is a genuine photo, and better than the one I took on my phone this am).

Yes, of course today is April the 1st, and I wondered who had gone to so much trouble to make this little gag, but tonight I found out. This weekend is the start of the week-long alternative Comedy Festival in the city, and the Bath Natural Theatre Company had teamed up with the organisers.

A few mates of mine are starring in the events this week, so I hope to get to see them. If I don't, it was good to see the sub today and I'm sure I will see Mr Longworth in the pub at some point.

8 comments:

  1. That`s an excellent way of grabbing people`s attention to forthcoming events ! fantastic view you have out of your bedroom window.You are lucky !

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  2. I am impressed. I remember walking by Pulteney Wier on a day trip to Bath when I lived in London years ago. What a great place to live!

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  3. Amazing. What a great capture. Your view is unbelievable.

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  4. So that's what it was all about! My son-in-law works in Bath and had a similar shot of the sub on his phone. Crazy stuff.

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  5. Wht a fantastic view!! How fun to see a sub and even more entertaining evening...have a wonderful time!!

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  6. Hope you fired a few shots at it too!

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  7. I have to say that this isn't the angle that I view (part of) the wier at - you would have to have a room in the 'Empire Hotel' to get a view like this, but I could throw a stone from our roof into the water.

    It occured to me that the dummy sticking out of it bears a remarkable similarity to Col. Gaddafi, but this may be coincidence.

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