25 February 2012

A Visit To Bath

Posted by Happy Homemaker UK


Many Americans will be surprised to read the Romans 
controlled Great Britain from 43 AD until 410 AD




The Romans named their Great Britain province Britannia,
which now refers to a female helmeted warrior carrying a trident,
personifying Great Britain or the British Empire

It is shocking to me how large the Roman Empire was,
with remnants still prevalent around this island




One fine example is in the beautiful town of Bath,
approximately 100 miles west of London

The city was first established as a spa town by the Romans
and popular again during the Georgian era (1714 - 1837)


Healing spring captured in a Roman bath


Another historical tidbit-
the first king of a united England, King Edgar, was crowned here in 973 AD


Bath Abbey


Novelist Jane Austen lived in Bath from 1801 to 1806,
using it as a setting for two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion




UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987,
Bath has secured itself as a popular tourist destination for years to come
with its protected beauty and history




The countryside isn't too shabby either :)


Hello Spring :)


Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

Post Of The Month Club: 
We will skip this month for an exciting announcement next month - Stay Tuned :)

- all photos by me -

Tourist information: Bath
Source: Dictionary, Wikipedia 1, 2, 3

43 comments:

Felicity said...

It's always a joy to do a tour with you Laura and I loved raising my eyes skywards to take in the glorious ceiling of Bath Abbey.

Can't wait for next month's announcement!

Happy weekend Lovely!

little macaroon. said...

Reading Perausion right now - it's lovely!

little macaroon. said...

Ooops - Persuasion!

Sunray Gardens said...

Great photos. Bath is really fabulous.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Joyce said...

One of my favorite places in all of England.

Pet said...

And English is full of Latin words too!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Laura,
my daughter went there with on her school trip two years ago, and I too was surprised
by the roman influences there, always so nice to see posts like this, makes the world a bit
smaller, just a click on a blog like yours and I can visit Bath, thanks for sharing!
Maureen x

Anne said...

So pretty - thanks for sharing!!

TexWisGirl said...

i was enjoying the architecture immensely, and the history. the ceiling on that abbey is AMAZING!! but then your last photo stole the show!!! wow!

Barbara said...

Great pictures!! I absolutely loved Bath when I visited!

Kay G. said...

Never been there but maybe one day!

Now, do you pronounce it the American way or the English way? :-) Bath, like you are about to say BAT or BATH like you are about to BAA like a sheep?

joy said...

Lovely pictures, I too love Bath. Just for info, when a monarch has a coronation that means they are "crowned" rather than "coronated" - isn't real English confusing, :-)

beetree said...

Beautiful photos, as always! Do they still have spas that are open to the public in some of the ancient settings?

Antiques And Teacups said...

One of my favorite places...we usually spend a few days in Bath each trip...usually in conjunction with an antiques faire. It's a wonderful place to wander, very walkable. Great memories from your beautiful photos.
Ruth

Ellie said...

A beatiful place to visit. Your pictures are lovely. I visited Bath many years ago when I was just a girl. I would love to go back as an adult to see it through different eyes.

greenthumb said...

Such a pretty place to vist, I was there many years ago now.

ramblinbess said...

As soon as I saw the word "Bath," I thought of Jane Austen. I've been wanting to visit Bath ever since reading Persuasion. Just writing about it makes me want to watch the movie again! I'm glad you have spring already!

Eli said...

I love your photos. Makes me feel a little like I'm there. You rock, girlfriend.

ann said...

Did you go to the Assembly Rooms? In the basement they have a fashion museum that is most interesting. As I have said before, I have been to England twice; on both trips we went to Bath to visit the Jane Austin Museum and to see the Assembly Rooms. Tradition has it that one must go to the Pump Room after touring the Roman baths and take The Cure by drinking a glass of water that made Bath so famous. The water, for 50 p, is said to have great healing powers of whatever ails you. Frankly, it tastes a bit like fishy water. I would love to see the English countryside when the daffodils are in bloom. There are remanents of the Roman Wall in York where the daffodils are spectacular. I love your pictures and thank you for a sweet memory.

Emily said...

Beautiful photos! Would love to visit one day . . . something to look forward to. I always love your historical context!

Beth said...

Bath is one of my all time cities EVER! Isn't is fabulous? Thank you for another trip down memory lane for me.
x

Beth said...

Oops, You probably know that I meant to type "all time favourite cities...".
x

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I always use the American accent, so I don't sound like a total dork trying to be English :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

THANK YOU! I was wondering why 'coronated' kept being found by spellcheck. I will change it now :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

They do have at least one public spa, but I think it is modern facilities - it looked wonderful in the adverts :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I haven't heard of the Assembly Rooms - we didn't make it to the Jane Austen Museum or the Pump Room either. We just ran out of time - we'll have to go back :) So much to do...

Nieves said...

Your photos are magnificient, as always! Your post have made remember when I was in Bath years ago, I loved that city, so elegant. What I did not know is that Jane Austen lived there, thanks for the information. Have a lovely week ahead Laura!

Emma said...

Fabulous photos of one of the most stunning towns in Britain. The spring daffodils are out too, how gorgeous! x

Kris said...

One of my very favorite places in all of England! Beautify photos, as always!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Laura!
It's always fun to come over here and learn a thing or two. When I took The History of the English Language in college, I learned of the Romans and their influence. Have a great week!

fiona anderson said...

I've really enjoyed your post and especially the comments as I'm English !
Btw - up North they would call it Bath and they would wash in a bath. I'm from the South so I wash in a barth and Ive also been to the gorgeous city of Barth - LOL !
I believe it has more listed (protected) buildings than anywhere else in England.

deux chiens et un garcon said...

would love to visit one day. I loved persuasion.
x

Teacup Moments said...

Dear Laura, I loved Bath and though I did not get to properly explore the city, I at least saw the Roman Baths, which I loved. As usual, I love your photos. I also look forward to participating again in your monthly linky parties...

Pat said...

This looks so beautiful...would love to visit Bath and may do so one day as I have a dear friend who lives there.

flowers on my table said...

Hello Laura, wonderful photos as always! I adore Bath, it is a little piece of heaven! Love Linda x

lizzybradbury said...

Bath is definitely one of my favourite places! L x

Zaggora said...

Beautiful photos and a wonderful place to visit!

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Sally - My Custard Pie said...

Ah - I lived in Bath for many years and return every summer. It's a wonderful city.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Laura,

This is a great post!! What a lovely place to visit and filled with lots of history. I love the picture of the little street with the pub on the corner. Those pub signs are one of my favorite things in England.

I always enjoy the information you give along with the gorgeous photos. There were sooo many places I didn't get to visit when we were there. Thanks for sharing. :)

Can't wait to hear your announcement next month. Have a great week!

Denise

Jenny Woolf said...

Nice pictures really give a feel of Bath. It's sooooo lovely to see the daffodils out. Have you seen any snowdrops?

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Yes, there are snowdrops! How I love them so :)

caliowin said...

Just stumbled on your blog, and am thoroughly enjoying reading it. I am from Bath so I was thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit :)

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.