09:40 To the Roman Baths!
pst, Americans pronounce the City of Bath incorrectly, just like everything else, I've learned. It rhymes with "moth", not "math".
Yay! We've made it to Bath!!
Christmas Decorations, more than a month before Christmas... Either they're slow to put them up or they like to start celebrating early.
A Cathedral just before the Roman Baths.
12:45 Roman Baths
Someone had the great idea to ask for a group discount, except there were only nine of us and we needed twenty... No worries, we'll just gather other International Students already in line to save money! Then we just had to gather the money and want to the side to be let in past the rest of the queue (line to you Americans).
"Look Mom, We're in a Queue!" Waiting for our entry as a very large group. L2R: Audrey (Belgium), Mathilde (France, behind Audrey), Razvan (Romania), Mohammad (Sweden), and David (Belgium).
In the days of the Romans, the bath was part of a religious complex around the hot-water spring. Truly hot water rising from the ground was created by the gods, and so they built a temple to Minerva, goddess of wisdom, next to her spring. And so it was written "Minerva is patron goddess... In her temple the eternal flames never whiten to ash..." by Solinus, 3rd century AD.
The original Roman column before the now green water. (Don't touch the water, it's become disgusting with neglect.)
14:40 Wandering in Bath
That's what happens when I talk Audrey into giving a stranger 20p... Well, he wouldn't move until someone gave him some change.
"It's not a church, it's a coffee shop!" Mohammad exclaims upon our entry into another Anglican church-turned-shop.
16:27 Georgian Architecture
Mathilde and Laura at the Royal Crescent
Yes, it really was 16:29.