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Excited on the bus! Also, delirious on the bus, because we only got 3 hours of sleep...
After Stonehenge we got back on the bus and drove to Bath. Bath feels out in the middle of nowhere while you're driving there, but is a very quaint little city that is very much worth visiting. It felt very small since I'm used to London, but there was a lot to offer: museums, shops (mostly very posh shops, reflecting the prestige the town itself gave off as far as who probably lives here), lots of homes that look the same, a river, and what Bath is probably famous for, the Roman Baths. That's where we went first, and it was honestly really neat to see! You'd think after seeing Stonehenge I wouldn't be excited about seeing something really old again, but the Roman Baths and the museum built around them showed you a lot about what life was like while they were in use, and how they were used, etc.
Ah yes, the English countryside.
They did a marvellous job of putting the pieces of stones they'd found together to recreate the setting of the bath houses and what each of the room was probably for. They showed you how the heating system worked, and how people came to relax AND for spiritual reasons, and you could even go down to where the hot springs that the baths were built around are. You can't touch the water, because it's untreated, but if you hold your hand above it, you can feel the natural heat coming off the water. Apparently the spring has been producing loads of water for hundreds of years! Crazy!

After visiting the Baths, we had a few hours to walk around and Aysha and I went to some shops to buy a lot of nothing. Unfortunately the power randomly went out while we were there, and so most of the stores closed. We still had a nice time running around. It's a very cute little area, but we seemed to see most of the things we'd wanted to in the span of a few hours, which makes me wonder what it must be like to live there. It was good to finally see somewhere outside of London, though, to get a bit of perspective, and to appreciate where I'm staying more!
Aditu says:
I loved Bath as well, such a quaint place. Of course I couldn't help but think all that warm water pre chlorine imagine the filth in that water but I'm weird like that, lol.
Posted on: Mar 08, 2007
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Excited on the bus! Also, deliriou…
Excited on the bus! Also, delirio…
Ah yes, the English countryside.
Ah yes, the English countryside.
Some probably important buildings …
Some probably important buildings…
Flowers by the probably important …
Flowers by the probably important…
Me being cold (again) by the flowe…
Me being cold (again) by the flow…
Aysha and I being excited (and col…
Aysha and I being excited (and co…
BATH!
BATH!
Neat buildings in BATH!
Neat buildings in BATH!
Neat statue by the baths
Neat statue by the baths
The Roman Baths!
The Roman Baths!
Oooh!
Oooh!
Oooh, the baths!!!
Oooh, the baths!!!
The water smells weird...
The water smells weird...
Aysha pretending to jump into the …
Aysha pretending to jump into the…
Really old rocks phase 2
Really old rocks phase 2
Im trying to make a face like thi…
I'm trying to make a face like th…
The spring!
The spring!
Hanging out by the baths... just l…
Hanging out by the baths... just …
Pretty church
Pretty church
The main shopping street... they a…
The main shopping street... they …
OOOOH!
OOOOH!
A park! I love how it really feels…
A park! I love how it really feel…
This is the fancy dining room by t…
This is the fancy dining room by …
Aysha took this. Ha.
Aysha took this. Ha.
Bath
photo by: Hummingbird