Thursday, 29 May 2014

Bath May 26 and 27

We took the train to Bath and found that we were not alone in traveling to Bath on the holiday Monday. We were forced to share the chames of Bath with a nice crowd of day trippers from London and tour bus loads folks from everywhere else. I may not need to attend the stampede this year as I received a full dosage of crowds stampeding and will probably be good for the whole summer. The following day, Tuesday, every one was back to work and school and the streets were quite a bit less crowded. Bath is a very nice town and there is good reason for so many people to visit this lovely town.

There was a music festival in progress when we arrived. This clever chap plays tunes on his violin while doing tricks on a rope. I didn't find his tricks or playing of the violin to be exceptional but I guess the combination of the two sets him apart from everyone else. Yoly want to point out that he can play the violin  better than I and can balance on a rope better than I therefore I have no right to criticize.

This is a cleverly designed wier that looks to be less dangerous than others.

Yoly using a newly discovered setting on the camera to release her inner artist.

This guy did very well with his statue imitation. Every one liked the water feature.

This is a real statue with water feature, not doing as well collecting coins from the passers by but she doesn't need the money, does she?

This river is called Avon as are several other rivers in this part of the world.

This might be a witch hazel tree flowering.

We never did get to try the famous local buns. I am sure they are delicious.
Sally Lune is famous café for these buns. 

In just a few short hours the crowds in front of the Abbey were gone and we had the town to ourselves.

We like the old travel trailer teapot the best.

I found this fountain to be nicer from farther away, one can see the fountain from down a couple diferent streets.

You could ride a bike to Bristol from here, I think Hugh did it on a long board for a Autism fundraising.

The Royal Crescent
Houses built in a cresent are common here and sought after by rich folks, Nicolas Cage just sold his place for a couple million pounds. 

Ther are a few hills here.

This is a detail of some stone work on the front of the houses making up the cresent.

This is called the circus, the diameter of the circle the houses make is the same as the diameter of stonehenge, which is not far from here.

The Roman baths are the reason this town is here.

Inside the Abbey. We are going to take the tour and walk upon the other side of this arch.

Yoly likes this light.

There is a Walking Comedy tour every evening and it travels around the town, lead by a comedian who gives a tour and explains history of Bath in a comic way.

A couple views from atop the Abbey.

The bishop had a dream of angels climbing and decending the ladder to heaven and was inspired to build an abbey here.
We climbed the 202 steps to the top.

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