Roman Baths

Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
Trip End Dec 01, 2011

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

 We went to the old roman baths and took a toured all through it. We were not allowed to go into the water because of health risks, as it's green and old untreated water, but learning about the place was fun anyway.The water was originally clear but due to the ceiling falling in and sunlight allowing algea to grow, it is the murky green now. The romans thought that the hot water came from a water god and that going in it would cure them of ailments and cleanse them; of course the heat just comes from geothermal energy from underground. Next to the baths where most of the original complex from hundreds of years ago has been destroyed, decayed, and fallen a museum explaining the baths' history has been built. An audio tour was included in the museum fee so of course we took advantage of that.
After leaving the baths we walked around some more taking pictures of 'The Royal Crescent', 'The Circus' and some very beautiful town shots. The Royal Crescent and Circus are townhouses in Bath that apparently sell for millions and some very famous people from all around the world have lived or do live there; we didn't see anyone though. We then wanted to go to another museum because our book said it was free, wrong again lonely planet! Instead we just wandered around and made it up a hill in town for some awesome views of the countryside and the town as well, so pretty. On the way back down we stopped to take more pictures of the large abbey beside the baths which was the place where the first King of the united England, Edgar, was coronated.

We made our way back to the hostel, with some soup and fresh baked bread for supper, later in the afternoon once we felt like we'd covered the big sights in Bath. It really is a beautiful place to just wander around in; we're loving all the old buildings and architecture, it's so different from anything we've ever walked around in before. We only got glimpses of these types of buildings when we were in Australia so it's very cool to be completely submersed in it now. Oh and the food here is like heaven! (You can probably tell because we seem to mention and describe our meals a little more now since we left Asia, haha)
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