AAHHH! We are finally in England! London is such a large international city it did not seem like real England. This morning we took a lovely train ride out to Bath. The Romans discovered Bath’s health giving qualities in 50 AD but the last Romans left a couple hundred years later. It got a resurgence in the Middle Ages and was really popular in the Georgian era as a resort and curative spa town. It is beautiful country out here. We checked into our Bread and Breakfast and then walked into town. Spent the whole afternoon in town, ate dinner at the Pig and Fiddler and then came back up the hill to our B & B.
Minutes before I was sopping wet from dragging 7 months of luggage through Paddington station – whew! Finally settled on the train to Bath. Traveling is not for the weak or faint of heart!
Countryside out the train window
A rainbow to welcome us to Bath
Looking for Sally Lund “Bath Buns”…MMMMM good!
The Pump Room which is now a restaurant but in Georgian times was a place to drink the curative waters from the roman springs.
Streets of Bath
Royal Crescent – 13 exclusive townhomes for the wealthy in the Georgian era.
View from Royal Crescent # 1 which is now a museum
The Assembly Rooms where they would hold balls and social functions
Part of the Assembly rooms with the small musicians area in the upper balcony area
More of the Assembly rooms. Sort of reminds me of the movie scenes from Pride and Prejudice. And yes…Jane Austin lived here for a time.
Preparing for an event in the Assembly rooms.
They were having an event here later today
Looking at the Pultney Bridge which was fashioned after the Ponte Vecchio in Florence
Flower shop on the Pultney Bridge
Dinner – actually very tasty
Pig and Fiddle where we ate dinner
Pig and Fiddle Pub for dinner