a day in Bath, England
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I woke up at 8:30, took a shower, had a bagel and Boost for breakfast, and went out with Philipp to tour the city. From White Heart we walked to the Roman Baths. Philipp had been inside already, so he waited for me outside in the plaza where a group of black singers performed a tribal music and dance routine. The classic architecture of the baths reminded me of Italy. A delicate fog blanketed the surface of the tepid, mint-green water of the ancient pool.
Catching up with Philipp again around noon, we tried to find the Victoria Art Gallery. After a brief stop to admire a three-tiered, parabolic weir to the south of Pulteney Bridge on the River Avon, we found the gallery. For a couple of hours we perused impressive works of modern art on the first floor and historic pieces on the second. From there, we just walked aimlessly through the streets for a while to look around. Bath, we found, is a gorgeous European city full of life and culture.
For supper, we shopped at Waitrose supermarket where we picked up Scottish herring fillets, corn-on-the-cob, tomatoes, and mozzarella. The woman working at White Heart was nice enough to let us cook and eat dinner in the kitchen even though we would not be spending the night. After a fine meal, we were off to Bristol for the balloon festival.