Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The appropriately named Bath

Where the Romans built a Bath around a hot spring ...
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... home to an abbey called "The Lantern of the West" for its vast expanse of glass ....
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... and the only standing bridge that Paul the Irish Tour Guide has seen that still has buildings on it.
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You could probably spend a weekend here, but alas, we got but two hours.


Blogger Sarah said...

Oh I adored Bath! Thanks for bringing back the memories! We did a Jane Austen walking tour! :D

1:03 PM  
Blogger Moonbootica said...

nice photos of Bath.

it is a lovely city, very cosmopolitian and full of cute little botiques.

me and my mum often say how nice it must be to spend a weekend up there but as we're not far from Bath, doesn't seem the point.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Schmutz said...

Ah, yes, I remember the cathedral with the saints climbing the ladders to heaven. I still have photos of my children in front of that door. You are bringing forth some good memories! Keep the pictures coming!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

OK and family are in Stratford-Upon-Avon (probably on the train on their way back now). Maybe I should have them post some photos.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

On my childhood visit to Britain, I don't think we actually got to see the baths in Bath. They were closed or something. I hope OK had a wonderful time in Stratford and saw a RSC production. Even Mr. MK understood Shakespeare when he saw the RSC perform "Much Ado About Nothing"!

3:25 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

Stratford upon Avon and Windsor Castle were great! I highly recommend our B&B, also, the Emsley, in Stratford. The play, Antony and Cleopatra was very well done in the period Swan theater. But, my YK asked why in the world Patrick Stewart, famous for his role as Captain Picard and in the X-men, would ever want to play the role of Antony in a Shakespeare play!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous fatslug the impetuous said...

I was in Bath in 1987, and got maybe four hours there. I loved Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the baths and the Roman ruins. You could easily spend a weekend there--hell, you could make an excellent brief for moving there--but you take what you can get.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woohoo. I'm moving a couple of hours south of there next Thursday. Next time you go that way, you should check out Wells too. Cathedral at Wells is rocking cool. Last time I was there, a couple of old hippies were blowing spliff in the courtyard...On a Sunday yet.

1:41 PM  
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