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Bath in General
Member Name: crapitoche
Bath in General
Date: 10/09/01, updated on 10/09/01 (42 review reads)
Advantages: poetic, historic, mirific town :-)
Bath is the best town I've ever visited in England.
The inhabitants are very nice, even when they see French people :-) That is almost a proverb to say that British people can't stand French people, and vice versa. But actually this is true only for one place, where people were truly unkind, that is the Isle of Wight.
In Bath, that is the contrary. When you are alone, with your plan, even if you do'nt really need help, there is always someone who will come to help you.
Bath is a very eautiful town, the center is quite small but there are many things to see:
- the roman baths, of course, which are very interesting, because you see how clever the romans were, and how these baths were useful, as a fashionable place for the king/queen, and "VIPs", till late in the 19th century (the pump room)
- the cathedral which is behind. On its front, there are angels climbing a ladder. Inside, you have to pay, that is a tradition. Then, there is a marvellous church to see, especially the ceilings.
-the circus, and the royal crescent. They are near one an other, and they are very attractive. The circus is a round place as its name shows, and on it's house there is a different motif curved in the stone.
From the royal crescent there is a nice view on the Victoria Park, which is nice both for children, and for adults, as there are animals, grass, and games of course.
-there is the house where Jane Austen spent a few years, there is nothing very interesting to see, but I think it is necessary to see where she lived to understand how it influenced her works, like "Northanger Abbey".
-there is the house of William Pitt, but I must say I haven't found it yet. I really don't know where it is :-/
-there are lots of museums, like the museum of costume, which is great, and where there is a dress of queen Victoria ; the post museum, which is quite small, but truly pretty, wi
th lots of stamps ; the town museum, which is far from the center, but which is interesting as it shows how Bath developed : the Sally Lunn's museum, where you can eat brioche, and so on.
Finally, Bath is a very pleasant pleasant town if you want to have a walk, and it has a very special atmosphere, which reminds me of the most poetic work Virginia Woolf ever wrote, that is "Orlando".