Here's a closer look.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Here's a closer look.
Friday, June 11, 2010
I on the other hand am fully immersed in a country that is going absolutely crazy over the World Cup right now among whispers that they have a chance to go all the way. Since the day we arrived we've been surrounded by St. George's Cross, better known at the flag of England. This week it looks like white and red has just been spread everywhere time 50!!
This was the post office today...if you look closely just over the right shoulder of the man in front of me that's a TV playing the opening ceremony.
Our neighbors just across the street!
A restaurant just down the street from us...
And for your enjoyment, one of the many many commercials I'm tortured with every 10 minutes on TV.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Later in the 1700s after visits to the baths by aristocracy Bath became a fashionable spa town to live and visit in England and high society could be seen everywhere, and people once again . Our first stop though was the Roman Baths.
The first view you get upon entering the Roman Bath museum is the great pool that was the main part of the Roman Baths, it's green from algae and you definitely don't want to go into it. If you must have a dip in the natural hot springs, try the new Thermea Spa down the street.
These statues are a 'new' addition to the baths to pay tribute to the Roman emperors and generals and were erected in 1897 when the baths became the museum it is today. A view from the ground level.
Attached to the main bath is a museum dedicated to the remainder of the Roman site where you can learn about the temple that was once on place.
This is a nice look at Roman engineering and is the Spring overflow which leads to...
The drain, which sends the water all the way to the local river over 400 yards away. (sometimes so mind boggling to remember this was all built almost 2000 years ago!) The main areas of the square, and the door in the distance on your right is the old entrance.
A large source of the water
The remainder of a gold guild statue or Minerva found in the drain.
Overall we spent at least a couple hours here, with the great audio guide that was provided with admission. Well worth the visit!
Look for another post coming up on other attractions in Bath. I didn't want to bore you to death with too much in one post!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
But the main reason to stop is to see the ruins of Battle Abbey and the Battle of Hastings site.
Monday, June 7, 2010
It was a great experience and I saw more of England than I ever thought I would. I'm also anxious to share some of the places with you when I get my pictures uploaded...Edinburgh, the Lake District, Bath, Rye and Battle...this list goes on!
So in the mean time, here's to my parents, thanks for a great time and hope you arrive home safely.