Monday, August 02, 2004
One of Bath's famous crescent-shaped residential buildings.
If you ever come to England, don't stick to London. Some of its best attractions are out of the capital.
We spent this weekend, for example at Aquae Soulis -- better known in modern terms as the gorgeous town of Bath (but doesn't Aqua Soulis sound better?). While other towns have a building here or there declared heritage sites, in Bath, the entire town is a World Heritage Site. Step into Bath, and it feels like you've stepped into a Jane Austen novel. And no wonder; she lived there between 1801-6, and set parts of two of her novels there.
After spending Shabbat touring the city on foot and admiring its amazing, and perfectly preserved, architecture and gardens, we packed a lot into today: the city's Roman Baths, the Jane Austen Centre, a regency museum, the Wookey Hole caves, and a quick drive through Cheddar Gorge. What beautiful places... I have to say, since leaving Israel five months ago, there's nothing I appreciate more than a Sunday!
We got home close to midnight. So now, to sleep... regular blogging schedule will resume (sometime) tomorrow. Good night!
Posted by Miriam at 12:21 AM