It’s getting close to two weeks since we visited the city of Bath, so I’d better get some pictures up before it slips off of my To Do list! Jeff, Amelia and I drove to Bath on a Friday morning, and stayed with a kind stranger we met via couchsurfing. We were only there for a full two days, but we saw a lot and had a wonderful time!Bath is such a fascinating city! It dates back to 60 A.D., and was founded as a spa, by the Romans, as it had some nice hot springs there at the time. So, they built baths there, as well as a temple. Later in the Georgian era, it became a very popular resort– and so you can see lots of great Georgian architecture all over the city. It’s beautiful! Click here to read more about the city of Bath.
Let’s look at some pictures!
One of the first things we did was to find the Bath Abbey and check it out. It was built in the 7th century and restored in the mid 1800’s.
Very beautiful. The chandeliers were my favorite, and I loved the colors throughout– rich, but light at the same time. After our visit to the abbey, we just walked all over town, seeing as much as we could. Bath is a very, very beautiful city! This is the Palladian Pulteney Bridge and the weir at River Avon. So lovely. The day was so beautiful, we were looking for somewhere to enjoy the setting sun. We spotted what looked like a terrace with people on it from afar, and set about finding our way up to it. Turns out that it’s a nice restaurant! The terrace was three stories up, and perfect for enjoying the view. We had drinks outside and just relaxed. That is my favorite part of traveling– when we find a nice place to relax and look at each other and look around us and feel happy to be there together. I handed Amelia the camera, and it was fun to see what we look like from her angle. We ate dinner indoors, and then began walking through the city again, back to where we parked.
What a beautiful time of day to enjoy the architecture! We were staying with a soon-to-be friend through couchsurfing, so we drove to his house, met him and enjoyed spending the rest of the evening chatting with him.
I have some more photos to show you from the next day– but they will have to wait! Bath is definitely our favorite city in England so far– such a pretty and interesting place! [Update: here is part 2 of our visit to Bath.]