Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Bath, Part Two.

The queue to enter the Roman Baths was huge, 
stretching around the building.
So we didn't bother.

Lots of street entertainers!

Quite a lot of scaffolding up for repair work on various buildings...

I love the architecture!

Even Roman soldier rubber ducks for your bathtub!

Bath's long history as a spa is reflected
 in the Royal Mineral Water Hospital building.

Everywhere you look, there are lovely buildings.

We paid a special visit to Sally Lunn's...

which is the oldest house in Bath
and is a fabulous tea-room!

It is very popular indeed, justifiably so.

In the basement is a great little museum

and a shop where you can buy luscious Bath Buns 
to take home to enjoy. 
Needless to say, we did :-)

"Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights", where we spent a considerable amount of time....
I have given it a blogpost of its very own over at The Garden Window blog.

On our way back to the train station, we found a super shop
called "Ora Et Labora", which sells items made by 
monasteries and convents in Britain and Europe.
They have a nice webstore!
                                     We bought some Caldey island Monastery chocolate
and I can certainly recommend the wonderful Lindisfarne Mead...
When we left the shop, I turned and looked back 
at the glimpse of Bath Abbey

And at this lovely, enormous tree!

It was a long but lovely day!


elizabeth said...

lovely! what is the statue of the girl (?) with the scarf??

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Elizabeth, it was someone dressed up and made up to look like a statue and she stood perfectly still for ages, before moving suddenly and making the bystanders jump in surprise, LOL.