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A Visit to the City of Bath

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!IMG_8654Bath 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.

IMG_8625Very beautiful.  The chandeliers were my favorite, and I loved the colors throughout– rich, but light at the same time.IMG_8608 IMG_8609 IMG_8616 IMG_8619 IMG_8623 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! IMG_8630This is the Palladian Pulteney Bridge and the weir at River Avon.  So lovely.IMG_8640 IMG_8643The 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.IMG_8698 IMG_8706We 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!IMG_8717 IMG_8719 IMG_8721 IMG_8723We 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.]

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11 Responses to A Visit to the City of Bath

  1. Colleen April 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    The photos are BEAUTIFUL! I especially like the one Amelia took of you. You are gorgeous and she captured you beautifully with the blue blue sky as a back drop. Thank you for sharing!

    • ariana April 18, 2014 at 11:40 am #

      Thank you so much Colleen– your sweet compliment brightened my day!

  2. susan gaines April 17, 2014 at 1:15 am #

    These were a wonderful respite just looking at them on my pc. Thank you!

    • ariana April 18, 2014 at 11:41 am #

      So happy to hear this, Susan. Thanks for telling me!

  3. Laurel April 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Gosh, I love England and I don’t know when I’ll be able to go next. I really miss it. Hey, ya wanna house swap? Your house in Bury St. Edmunds for a log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains? (comes with a dog, chickens & cats)

    • ariana April 17, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

      Sounds great, Laurel!

  4. Anna April 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    As I live in Bath it was nice to see what you made of my hometown – but i would guard against (another time) saying you ‘chatted up’ the person who was your couchsurfing host. Could be misinterpreted!

    • ariana April 17, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

      Oh, I had never heard that before Anna! (Will have to look up what that means over here…)

      • ariana April 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

        Oh my goodness. Looked it up, now I’m mortified!

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