Yesterday was a tiny peek of the city of Bath. A good chunk of the day we spent in Bath (sounds better when you pronounce it with a British accent by the way!) was spent in the old Roman Baths. Wow…was that ever amazing!
The architecture was outstanding!
Down inside was just as phenomenal…but I really had to pick and choose my pictures (especially when trying to fit the entire Roman Baths into one post!)
An indoor round bath…
Back outside but down below
Visiting the Roman Baths was totally worth it… there’s so much history and information. Re-reading this post, I realize I’ve barely scratched the surface…hopefully it’s just enough to make you want to visit! 😉
Ah…the city of Bath! 🙂 Also one of my favourite cities. However, we spent most of our day trip there in the old Roman Baths (come back tomorrow to see those!) so here are just a few pictures from around the city… 🙂
A few pics inside the Meeting Rooms in Bath. (Ever read Jane Austen’s Persuasion or Northanger Abbey?)
The details were exquisite!
Um yeah… just like they have epic gravestones in England they also have epic chandeliers…
Since we’re still in the Persuasion mood… If you saw the 1995 version of the film you’ll recognize this street. 😉
Of course we can’t have a “Bath post” without pictures of the Royal Crescent.
Sadly, I didn’t have a wide angle lens with me and couldn’t capture the whole thing… it was still amazing though! 🙂
Of course… if you’ve seen the 2007 adaption of Jane Austen’s Persuasion you’ll recognize the crescent as the place where Anne runs (and runs!) 😉
The “circus” in Bath. 🙂
Just a tiny taste of Bath… Such a beautiful place… the pictures don’t come close to capturing it!
Yesterday, I realized that there were too many “gravestone pictures” to fit into one post… (weird I know!) But I didn’t want to leave any out, so decided to post (just a few!) more today!
I don’t why gravestones suddenly interested me while I was there… there’s just this certain beauty ‘something’ about it that seemed to catch my attention. Maybe knowing that there is a story to each one, a story of the person who passed away and the people they left living. There was history there. Or maybe it was the reminder that people always have, and always will…die…no matter what time period you lived.
And one more… this one felt so “medieval” for some reason.
Well, hope you enjoyed a peek of the England most people don’t post about! I promise there won’t be gravestones tomorrow! 😀
Ah, the Bodleian Library! I went for a tour inside, unfortunately it was a “no camera” zone! 😦 So you’ll have to be content with outside pictures. If you ever have the opportunity to go, make sure you go inside…it’s SO worth it! I can’t really describe my emotions…knowing people like C.S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien came here to study together.
Walking the streets that John Wesley and William Pitt walked. The list of “famous people who studied in Oxford” is….super long (yes, I did Google it!) It was almost surreal to be there…knowing so many of tread there before I.
The next few days on my blog will dedicated to Oxford, be sure and come back! 🙂