Bubbly Fun at Bath, England, by da-AL

The city of Bath, England, is famous for — its ancient Roman Baths! First, we’d seen London here, visited the British Museum here and here and here, Avebury henge, Stokesay Castle, and later saw Scotland’s Kelpies

The Roman Baths at Bath are beautiful, but only to look at.

The Roman baths of Bath are a fantastic bit of time-travel. The green bubbling waters are no longer available for soaking in. Once upon a time, they were said to cure just about anything, but then a young girl died from catching a bug while swimming there in 1978…

Waive hi! The 2nd floor is newer. On the top right is the tea room.

There’s a museum with artifacts and explanations of their glory days. Dioramas show the site in its glory days…

A diorama of how the Roman Baths looked in their heyday, eons ago.

Back in the 1st century AD, this bather sported quite an intricate hair-do, front and back…

Rich ladies like this one must not have done their own hair.
Her hair is even more detailed in the back.

The gods were honored there…

Goddess Sulis Minerva had her own temple at the Roman Baths at Bath, England.
The gods were everything back then.

Some people flung their prayers, or rather their curses, written on lead and pewter to people who stole their stuff while they bathed…

The waters took care of gripes like these ones written on little tablets.

After a sample of safe-to-drink thermal water that’s piped in from nearby, we were ready for high tea there. Far more than a mere snack, the elegantly presented occasion included live classical music…

Tea refreshes mind, body, and spirit — along with delicious food, a storybook setting, and delighfful music.

Our tummies full and our leftovers packed in a doggie bag, we visited Bath Abbey next door…

There’s always something happening at intricate Bath Abbey.

And walked along the river.

Even without the Roman Baths, Bath is wonderful to stroll.

Are there natural baths, water, or mud or otherwise, around where you live?

73 thoughts on “Bubbly Fun at Bath, England, by da-AL

  1. Bath is a gorgeous city, even if you can’t go in the bath. The only other place I’ve experienced something similar is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland–so warm and lovely, but if you’re not careful, someone will steal your towel!

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  2. Wow, you did a lot while you were there! I went to Bath 2-3 years ago but it was a brief visit for the hospital there so I didn’t get to look around much. What I did see though was lovely. Stopped by the river part, where there’s a bridge over, for a coffee. And there were Christmas markets out at that time, too. I’d like to go back one day to actually look around properly as I’d really like to see the baths and Abby etc. The diorama is fantastic for giving you a snapshot of what it was once like there. I used to live closer to the Malvern Hills (heard of those?) Spring water there was fantastic, I used to go sometimes as a kid and we’d bottle some up. You’ve got some fab photos of your adventures 😊!!
    Caz xx

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  3. What magnificent photos you took of this charming city. You and Hubby are always so appreciative and your enthusiasm filters into your posts and pics. The ancient Romans were mighty and aggressive but they left wonders behind, and these places have become their legacy.

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    • Thank you – I don’t take for granted how fortunate I am to be in a loving relationship. & yes, as with all the conquerors, at least at times they left behind some good…

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