Saturday, September 17, 2016

Street Performance At Romans Bath Abbey

ON THE THIRD DAY, Aaron drove to Bath, it was more than an hour drive from Cardiff.  Though the journey took more than one and half hours from Cardiff, Aaron preferred to stay in Cardiff so that we do not have to pack and go from one place to another.  It can be very "stressful" for the mother to leave from one place to another so he rather drive a bit longer to our next destination.  Yes, the place is called Bath... *if I did not come to Wales, I would not have heard of this place before*

Bath is best known for its Roman-built baths, the city became a spa when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon.  The Romans took advantage of the area's natural hot springs by building the majestic Roman Baths, now a UNESCO heritage site.  Another attraction is the city's elegant Georgian architecture and it is best appreciated on foot.  

And that was exactly what we did when we arrived in Bath... we managed to get a parking near the train station, five hours for around 5 pounds.  From there we walked from one part to another and imagine we have walked for few hours around the town, fully amazed by its historic buildings and houses, all of the same colour.  The town looks so neat and Roman-nic like...
After more than an hour drive from Cardiff, we arrived in Bath.... 
We walked from the train station to the tourist street... 
At the happening place...
Music was in the air along the streets,
I told Aaron that one can teach yourself guitar and perform after mastering it... 
First thing, we looked for food, it was almost noon...
The shop which caught our eyes...
Sweet or savoury... hmmm... which one to choose... 
Oh, if we eat here, they will cost a bit more... if we take away, these goodies are cheaper...
We decided to take away, just sat at the bench some footsteps away from the shop....
 
This is the place where the attraction is... Bath Abbey.... 
 A lively piazza which is often filled with musicians and street artists....
Here and there, people everywhere.... 
We joined in the crowd.... taking pictures and listening to the music.... 
Near the Bath's famous spa... 

At the traffic free Abbey Churchyard....
And the two ladies joined in the crowd.. relaxing and listening to 
one handsome artiste with his classical guitar.. yes, I took some video clips....
Too good to miss that.... 
Too many pictures to withhold..... 
We ended up doing some street performance too...
But no one paying us any pennies... LOL..... 


15 comments:

  1. These buildings are amazing!!! So old, complex, extravagant and beautiful. Detailed! I have heard of Bath for many years, and always wanted to see it. And now I have, thank you for the tour! The place you chose to eat looks delicious!

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  2. Bath? Wowwwww!!!! You people really travelled really very far...go further south to Plymouth - I was there for 3 months...and head to St Ives, Land's End...don't bother going to Stonehenge, just a pile of stones and you are not allowed to go near.

    Oh ya!!! If you can locate it, Sheepstor is the place to go, not far from Plymouth - the burial grounds of the Brookes, the White Rajahs of Sarawak...and the lovely church beside it. So so so privileged to have been there!

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    1. Oh really, that will have to wait for another trip! hahahaa

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  3. Very happening and beautiful place. Love your big karipap :D

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  4. The pastries looked good and huge. I wouldnt mind buy and eat at other place. Follow what the locals do. Sit on benches and enjoy what the place has to offer.

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    1. Yes, we are not shy also... eat and be happy!

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  5. If me, i sure over buy and then over eat, haha...

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  6. Thank you for showing us the city of Bath! The puff looks so big! Did you try the spa there?

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    1. No la..too expensive and the weather is too cold to spa...

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  7. I have been to Bath and love it there! Thanks for the photos, brought back nice memories for me. I like to eat their pasty (the giant curry puff lookalike) too. What fillings did you buy?

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    1. Oh, we chose the beef ones... I couldnt finish it all.. have to share share one..

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  8. I always love the culture and lifestyle in overseas where the folks would laze all day on the public benches!

    Over here, no benches and if there are, some beggars and peddlars would be busy hawking.

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