Baths and Shops

We started out our morning visiting the Roman Baths. It amazes me that this massive structure has been lost and found again, and also that it is still intact and functioning.

This is the only Roman Bath location in the world that still has running water.

 

 

 

This memorial sits on the edge of Queen Victoria park. Every town in England has a war memorial in it, but this memorial is different because it also has the names of the Bath residents killed in the Blitz engraved on it. Our tour guide told us that at a ceremony hay took place here a few years ago, a German Luftwaffe pilot who participated in the bombings came to the ceremony to pay his respects. I found this pretty incredible.

The Royal Crescent was built in 1767 and designed by the Wood family, who seem to have designed just about everything in Bath. The building has a Palladian architecture design which focuses on balance, proportion and symmetry. There is also an environmental aspect added to the public yard of the Royal Crescent in the longer grass. It’s been really interesting to learn about the U.K.’s desire to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Bath has some amazing sites and views.
After visiting the Roman Baths and touring the area, we split into small groups for lunch and to further explore the area.
Some of our group visited the Jane Austen Center to learn more about Austen’s life, work and family.
Some of our group visited the Protestant cathedral located near the Roman Baths.

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