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Saturday in England, it must be Bath Driving into this town that is a least 2000 years old takes your breath away. A lot of the buildings are sandstone and the whole town is apparently on the UN ESCO world heritage list. After finding parking near the river we take the short stroll into the ancient town. We find the tourist information and get the Red bus map and set off into the busy streets. Bath Abbey is on one side of the square. There is a sign saying a Norman tower stood on ...
... luggage and travel a bit lighter. I can also come back in between my forays.
Bath is bathed in beautiful golden light like a tiny Paris. In
the well-presented Roman thermo mineral bath and temple ruins, one easily gets
an immersive and tangible experience of that era. I feel right at home in that
town, my favorite so far.
... sounds British. .
Rosemary is a vicar’s widow, and is very involved in the village
Anglican church. We have interesting conversations about religion and the gay
issue. There are two gay couples living nearby, one of which attended the
service on Sunday. It is hard for her to imagine the kind of fundamentalism I came
out of, and the ways that issue is handled in ...
... quaint village after village.
Towards the end of the day the rain subsided and out of the clouds popped Glastonbury Tor, indicating we were approaching our overnight stop in Wells.
Both of us have visited Wells before, but again we were blown away with how lovely this little city is.
Accommodation: Bay Tree B&B, ...
Today, we drove out to Well's to visit the cathedral. As we drove to Wells we passed through several charming, very old country villages. When we round the bend towards Wells, there was a very large church which we thought was the cathedral until we rounded another bend and realized that the building we thought was the cathedral, was just a little baby church! The cathedral is massive!
The first church was established in 705 and building of the present ...