Thursday, 19 May 2011

Weekend Reflections: Roman Bath in Bath.

 
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The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The complex is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.

The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from Roman Bath. The buildings above street level date from the 19th century.

The Baths are a major tourist attraction and, together with the Grand Pump Room, receive more than one million visitors a year. It was featured on the 2005 TV programme Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of the West Country. Visitors can see the Baths and Museum but cannot enter the water. An audio guide is available in several languages


Weekend Reflections was started on 27 September 2009, by James. You can join this meme at some time during the weekend. Just post your photo and go to James to tell him that you are on, or click on the logo in the sidebar.This meme is created for any type of reflection.

29 comments:

RuneE said...

To me this was not only a reflection as such, also a reflection of what the was managed two thousand years ago. In other words - a reflection upon history and human endeavour.

Brenda said...

I may try to join this meme Wil. These are the things that interest me when I have time to read blog posts. I didn't know the Baths were one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the West Country.

Kay said...

After reading about Bath in English Regency stories, I just had to see Bath for myself. I loved walking along the streets and seeing the Roman Baths. It didn't sink into me that the reason the town was called Bath is because it had the Roman Baths. What a great photo, Wil.

Arkansas Patti said...

I didn't realize how large it was. Per usual I learn when I visit you.
That water sure doesn't look inviting so maybe it is best no one is allowed in.

Indrani said...

This seems to be a must see place.
Great shot of the Bath.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Those baths have a wonderful smell of their own. Looking at your photo I can almost smell it.

Denise said...

What a lovely photo. I used to travel through Bath on my way from Devon to visit my sister in Worcestershire many, many years ago. Never stopped in the city though. I will have to go back one of these days.

Thank you very, very much for stopping by my postcard request post. Our relative will be delighted with postcards from the two places you mentioned, Gouda and Rotterdam. It will make his day. So kind of you and thanks again.

Dianne said...

This photo brings back memories of walking around this beautiful city - and a visit to Sally Lunns Bun Shop. The baths have that amazing green colour!

Ann said...

The jade cokor water, is it the tile is jade green?

Cloudia said...

Aloha my Wil

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Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photo and the Roman baths in Bath are wonderfully interesting

Dutchbaby said...

Wonderful image of decadent times. Over a million visitors is impressive. My son will be in Cambridge for three weeks this summer. I hope he will have a chance to see this.

Nefertiti said...

magnifique !

texwisgirl said...

such an interesting piece of cultural history.

Riet said...

Vandaag weer wat geleerd Wil. Dank je wel. Gaat op mijn lijstje van mijn te bezoeken plaatsen.

Louis la Vache said...

Very fascinating!

The Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny) in Paris is built on the ruins of the 2nd century Roman baths.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, how I've longed to swim there after reading the novels of Jane Austen, but now it's not allowed.
Thanks for your photos, my friend. This may be the nearest I get to the waters of Bath.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always, Wil! I've always wanted to see the Roman Baths and your photos are the next best thing to being there! I do hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Karen said...

Very interesting and a terrific image. It looks inviting, too bad no one is allowed to go in.

Carletta said...

I love the shot!
It looks so inviting even though I wouldn't relish the idea if I had lived in Roman times. :)

Carletta@Round The Bend

Emille said...

That is exactly how I always had pictured a Roman bath in my mind -very intriguing, Wil! Also, I love your new header:) Enjoy your weekend.

LauraX said...

lovely reflections!

Jenn Jilks said...

What a lovely shot! I haven't been around here much. Well done. Came over from Kay's blog.
cheers from Perth, ON.

Linda Makiej said...

How beautiful!

Glad to be following you now...

'Tsuki said...

Oh ! Bath is my favourite archeoligical site in GB... I always thought that the way those therms have been preserved is so miraculous...

Nice picture, it reminds me a lot of things I saw there...

Gattina said...

Very interesting and a nice photo !
I didn't know that.

Dina said...

Thanks for this post, Wil.

Recently a bathhouse for Roman soldiers was discovered in the Old City in Jerusalem.

Patty said...

I was also wondering why the waters looks so green. Something in the water that causes that, or just algae on the wall below the water line? Great photo. Everyone here is ok, hope you and your family also. Beautiful day here, sun is out, sky is blue, no rain, but they say more is coming. We had a beautiful day yesterday also. Have a wonderful week-end. By the way, how is the Grandson that use to come to your place after school. Haven't heard you say much about him lately.

Barbara Martin said...

A lovely look at the architecture, as well as a reminder of a past trip there.