Monday, September 8, 2014

Beautiful Bath, England . . . . .


Today I'm completing my June visit to the city of Bath having been sidetracked 
by other things lately. It's such a beautiful place with so many photo opportunities.

Disembarking Cunard's Queen Victoria, and leaving the huge port of Southampton, 
country drive long bus trip through some scenic areas of southern England wasn't 
hard to take. 
The sun was shining and it was warm. The rolling green fields were shimmering 
in the early morning light, and dainty blossoms of Queen Anne's Lace 
blooming along the roadsides waved at us as the bus rushed by.

Bath Abbey

One of the most magnificent cities in Great Britain, Bath was founded on the site 
of the country's only naturally occurring hot springs.  
Its history from early Roman times through its popularity in the Georgian era, 
has reinforced its reputation as the finest spa city, along with splendid architecture 
to view at every turn.

Pulteney Bridge across the River Avon





The Great Bath is fed by naturally occurring hot springs - each day 240,000 gallons 
of water originating in the Mendip Hills, collect mineral salts along the way and 
enter the bath through a narrow channel. When the hot water was not required for 
use in the baths, the Spring Overflow was used to divert water into the 
River Avon nearby.


There is so much to see in the city of Bath that more than a couple of days is 
required to take in so much history.


If you ever have the chance to visit Bath you will not be disappointed.
If you've already been there, you know what I'm talking about.
 I would definitely love to return and spend more time here.


16 comments:

  1. Very wonderful! Many of these views bring back memories of my only visit to Bath several years ago. And of course, one can never think of Bath without thinking of Jane Austen.

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  2. It would be a dream to visit Bath, the scene of so much history, the setting for so many beloved stories. Thank you for posting such beautiful photos.

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  3. What great photo! I was there many years ago and don't remember much for some reason. I think I will have to make a trip back.

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  4. Hello Mary,

    Yes, Bath is a wonderful city. The mellow ochre of the Bath stone gives it a wonderfully comfortable feeling.

    There is so much to see and do that several days are needed to really get the most out of it all. Perhaps you did not have time to visit, but the Holburne Museum is a delightful treasure!

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  5. It is one of my favourite cities, Mary. We have stayed there many times, and there is so much to see and do. The Abbey is a beautiful place and the choral services are amazing.

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  6. I have never been to England. Bath looks like a wonderful city to explore.

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  7. It looks every bit as charming as I thought it would!

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  8. What a beautiful city! I enjoyed each of your photos that made up the collages. So much history! I'm trying to remember if we were near there on our trip many years ago but don't remember the baths so I guess not. :) Thanks for sharing, Mary. Hugs. Pam

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  9. I've been to Bath, and yes, I certainly do know what you're talking about! I would love to go again someday. Such a magical, charming, beautiful place.

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  10. What a splendid post. Thank you so much.
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  11. We have been to Bath, but for half a day. Just today I was thinking about our next trip to England and wondering if I should include another visit to Bath. I would love to go to Sally Lunn for a cup of tea, as I had only time to peek in the window the last time. Your photos are spectacular. They definitely make me want to go again.

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  12. I would love to visit Bath. It's been featured in so many novels and movies and the history it embodies is amazing. Thanks for these lovely photos of the city.

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  13. We were near Bath last time, but other things got on the way but I'm really sorry we didn't see it. I hope a next time will arrive soon

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  14. What lovely photos and history. The photos are so wonderful and give us a view of beauty that we might not otherwise see. I'd love to visit there someday - but in the mean time, your travel photos will do quite well. Thanks for sharing.

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