First of all - thank you to everyone who attended my talk at the Blockhouse Bay Library yesterday. I had a wonderful time chatting with you all! A special shout-out to Kerry, who comments on the blog - lovely to meet you in person :)
Onto today's photos!
I only spent a short time in Bath while I was in the U.K. but I thought it was a gorgeous city, one I definitely want to return to and explore more fully.
Above and below are pictures of a "circus" - the circular buildings that are so much a part of Bath. When I saw this, all I could think of were the final scenes in the recent movie adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion (with Rupert Penry-Jones and Sally Hawkins). My in-love-with-Austen-heart gave a big sigh.
As an aside, though my love for Pride and Prejudice remains steadfast, I think the quieter Persuasion might be my favorite Austen novel.
Below is a picture looking out toward the city from the top level of the Roman Baths. See all the centurions lined up on the edges?
Looking down into the Great Bath. Spot the monk!
I believe the shot below is of the Sacred Spring, which is really, really, really hot.
A picture of one of the many beautiful buildings in Bath.
And this little guy just tickled me! I thought it was brilliant that the city was showcasing modern artwork against the ancient background.
Hope you enjoyed the cyber-tour of Bath!
p.s. I was shocked, SHOCKED, to realize I had no "Jane Austen" tag on the blog. That has now been rectified!