Pictures for rockmother
This is mostly for rockmother but hopefully the rest of you will enjoy as well. Several years ago, I visited Bath, England. Keep in mind, these photos were taken several years ago -- with a regular camera. They were also scanned for an old Web site I had up, and I no longer have the original scans (so they aren't high quality). For that matter, neither is my memory.
While there, a friend of mine (who wrote a book about Jane Austen) took me on a tour of the town Jane called home. We visited the infamous Pump Room.
This is a shot of the inside, which was where Jane used to watch people and make notes about them. Of course, she did this a lot.
A popular thing to do would be to "take of the waters" -- where we would pay 10 pence to drink this water, though I can't exactly remember why. I think it was something that was done back then? Anyone know? RM? If you look closely, through the window, you can see the area where you could do this. It was sort of a little bar.
Of course, here are the infamous Roman baths themselves.
I don't think these are from the garden you spoke of, RM, but I remember thinking the area was beautiful so I took these two shots.
My friend did a wonderful job of showing me around Bath. I found it so charming. As someone once told me, it's a bit like Rome but on a much smaller scale. Now that I've been to Rome, I'm not sure I agree with that statement, but I can understand the sentiment.
Of course, strange men like this are everywhere now, but Bath was the first time I saw anyone do this to make money. Found it interesting.
Can't find the picture I took of my favorite place to eat -- Sally Lunn's Buns. Definitely good. Ah, memories.