Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bath, Somerset

Bath is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset in the south west of England.

The city was first established as a spa resort with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") by the Romans in AD 43. They built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs. It became popular as a spa resort during the Georgian era, which led to a major expansion that left a heritage of exemplary Georgian architecture crafted from Bath Stone.

Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987. It has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism.

Pictures were taken on June 25, 2009

The Royal Crescent

Bath Abbey

The Great Bath at the Roman Baths.
The entire structure above the level of the pillar bases is a later reconstruction

1 comment:

  1. those photos are so cool! i would like to go there!

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )