What have the Romans ever done for us?

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Yesterday I went to Bath near Bristol, and I wouldn’t say that I succeed content-wise, but let me start at the beginning.

This was my second attempt to write from this city, and I spent more time now than in the first one, but luck was not on my side.

I arrived in Bath around 4 pm, had a list what I would like to visit, my first stop was at Parade Gardens, which was closed…but I took a couple of pictures. It’s a beautiful garden, with promenades, flower displays, statues, the garden fits very well in the environment, with the buildings surrounding it, and with the Bath Abbey.

If We are following the route up north, our next stop will be the Pulteney Weir, with the bridge. At this point, I have to admit, that I never heard of the weir, nor the bridge… which lead me to failure. The bridge is in having shops built across its full span on both sides, which was closed of course. No photo from there today 🙁 But managed to take photos from the sides. I took a circle around the Weir, and I went to the Bath Abbey.

The Bath Abbey is gorgeous!

Three different churches have occupied the site of today’s Abbey since 757 AD. First, an Anglo-Saxon monastery which was pulled down by the Norman conquerors of England; then a massive Norman cathedral which was begun about 1090 but lay in ruins by late 15th century; and finally, the present Abbey Church as we now know it. The Abbey was built of Bath stone, as nearly every building in Bath, which gives a light yellow color to the city.

After this, I wanted to visit the Roman Bath, but of course, it was closed 🙁

Well, since everything was closed, I decided to go home.

It’s a wrap I think 🙂 there are two things that I’ve learned from this: 1. Don’t go anywhere after 4 pm, and 2. Do your research at first hand.

Hope Y’all have a great week and see you next time from The Blaise Castle!

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. It looks gorgeous! I recently took a trip to Scotland, first time in the UK, and I was completely blown away. Not only is the architecture and landscape stunning, but the history in the UK is amazing as well!

  2. I love your photo with the cobblestone roads and thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to see your next expedition with all the things you’ve learned on this one applied.

  3. What a marvelous adventure! I’ve only visited Rome once, and I’m ready to go back again next year. There’s so much magic to uncover and experience.

  4. Your photos are gorgeous! Definitely important to research beforehand, or else your efforts might go to waste. I learned that too haha

  5. You still managed to take some gorgeous pictures though! So it wasn’t a complete failure. I do hope you get to see more the next time you’re there though 🙂

  6. This reminds me of when I was visiting NYC once and didn’t realize the museums were closed on Mondays. I trekked all the way to the UES on to be met with locked doors. Definitely important to do a little research and planning.

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