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A Picture of Bath
Arty view of Royal Crescent THIS STORY LAST UPDATED:
28 May 2002 1058 BST

In the same way that a picture is painted, this edition of A Sense of Place gives an image of Bath that slowly builds up from small details to a full view.
Bath is a magnet for artists and writers but how do they see the city?
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Producer Fergus Colville follows the thoughts and stories of two local painters as they walk round different parts of the city.

They are joined in the programme by three painters of a different kind (decorators) who have also "painted" some of the city's finest historic buildings (inside and out).

As the picture grows, they talk about the different images of Bath.

The tourists see a splendid museum piece.

The locals see traffic jams and expensive car parks.

Which is the 'real' Bath, and which should go in the paintings?


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