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Bath and Stonehenge

warm inside and freezing exterior

rain -5 °C

13 February
Stonehenge
The legendary Stonehenge, the site of ancient civilization’s remnants, was at last beheld in our own eyes. The whole site was fenced off, which disappointed our longing for more intimate interactions with this old monument. The weather tried its best to deter our trip with heavy winds and chilling rains.

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The Stonehenge that was said to be an ancient way of keeping time

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My hair was jerked by the wind in every direction

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The plains under a gray sky

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Still unconvinced of the heavy winds, look at these escaping umbrellas

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The sheep fur will keep us warm for a while

Bath
After Stonehenge, we boarded the bus to go to Bath. The city of Bath is monochromatic, a soft earthy yellow color that spreads across the valleys, streets and hills. The overriding color and tone of the town is set by the golden Bath stone that glows in the sun (we were there to see the wet side, leaving us wondering about what the gold glow would be like on a clear day).

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the Palladian-style windows from 1600s

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Every corner and street presents a "picturesque" scene

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The river and the majestic bridge

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The manhole that is strewn with colorful stones

We had lunch at a lovely sandwich diner - Sally Lun's.
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Mouth-watering salmon sandwiches
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Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, special buns just for the loved ones

We visited the Roman baths after the sumptuous lunch. The relics from the ancient Roman world were pieced together to show modern curious minds the grandeur and high level of technology of the Romans thousands of years ago. The Romans had an ingenious design - there were chambers of different degrees of heating to warm up the noble guests before they dip into the hot natural springs. Today, tourists flock to Bath for the Roman bathing experience, not in the ancient site, but in a new 14 million bathing facility that fuels local tourism.
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This God's visage was completed with computer imaging

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The mists rising from the hot spring
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My footstep on the Roman stone

We also visited the Bath Abbey. I have fallen in love with Gothic architecture since I started architecture course in London.
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The sinister and fiery glow
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The candle lit against the imposing ceiling
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My greatest admiration for the high vaulted ceilings!

Bath is a lovely city, to be visited again on a sunny day. ~

Posted by Ceci's Cre 12:50 Archived in United Kingdom

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"My hair was jerked by the wind in every direction" - That photo was so funny! haahhah! Indeed hair was struggled.

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