The Carpenters Arms
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... walk. Walking along a road I come to a sign pointing to an aquaduct. I went looking for AS but found OS instead. It was a magnificent two lane aqueduct built over the River Avon (1805) with a junction at one end big enough for the boats to turn around or to change direction from one canal to another. The canal has many boats moored on the side. Many of them are occupied. Some by grey nomads with bicycles on top while others have young families in them. Adventuring oldies ...
... We headed from here to a nice park and towards West Minster Abbey cathedral. Imogen made some squirrel friends along the way. We decided not to go into the cathedral because it was so expensive so we headed over the bridge and towards the London eye Ferris wheel. Took some photos of it and said we would come back later to go on it. Never happened haha. We decided to catch the tube to London ...
... 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.
... I find the
matter-of-factness in this small community refreshing. Not that gay people have
had it easy here. The movie I mentioned earlier which her son Matthew directed,
Pride, is now out in the States. SO worth seeing, not only for the upliftment,
but also for the educational factor. Interestingly the locals here have more of
a reaction to the politics in the ...
... removal. The talk of the old 2d phone calls from phone boxes as opposed to the insidious tunes of mobile phones which now interrupt people during their meals. We even find out that this pub in particular housed a secret meeting of the chiefs of the Allied countries as part of the planning for the D Day landings. To think that Eisenhower walked up the back steps so as not to be seen by the people in the bar stretches credulity. Yet there is a photograph on the wall of the event. ...