|One of the baths, heated by a thermal spring|
How can that shade of green not tempt you to swim?
My mom was right — Bath does match the idea I always had of an old English city. The streets are small and lined with old stone buildings. There's a certain grandeur to each avenue, whether it has million-dollar homes or fish and chip shops.
|Bath Abbey has angels climbing up and down the sides of the facade, |
ascending and descending to heaven.
|Inside the Abbey|
|The Circus, a roundabout with beautiful houses|
I would happily move into an apartment there tomorrow.
|Go Blue at the Royal Crescent|
|The full Royal Crescent|
|I would say "try to imagine this with blue sky" but gray seems to be the British standard.|
The Roman Baths complex is huge and filled with a combination of ruins and still-heated pools. We watched the steam rise from the bubbling water. The water has been considered "curative" for centuries. At the end of the walk-through of the baths, there is a drinking fountain of treated water to try. It has a distinct flavor, maybe of old rocks and old Romans. I can't attest to its health benefits, since I neither felt better nor worse from drinking it. Maybe I can store up the good minerals for cold season.
|The main outdoor pool|
Inside, there were smaller spas that looked perfect for relaxing.
|A street near the Royal Crescent|
|Bath also clearly knows how to come up with good street names.|
Have you visited a place a family member or friend had lived before?
Have you gotten to see bright fall foliage this year?