Friday, July 11, 2014

We Take a Bath // UK, Part 2

 On the second day of our UK holiday, we headed for Bath.

 Honestly, I didn't have a clue what Bath would be like beforehand. All I knew is that there was this really cool curved street where they filmed Persuasion and that there was probably lots of baths all over the place. That's pretty much it.

Some Things I Learned about Bath:
- It's a good-sized city. Population: 88, 859
- The city was once a spa resort for Romans. They took baths and hung out with their buddies and sacrificed livestock. Fun!

|the main Roman Bath. It's so beautiful!|
|Bath Abbey|
This place look familiar at all? Hint, hint:

|who would not want to live here?|
|queue curved Persuasion street!|

 Us girls got to go to The Jane Austen Centre! It's a sweet little museum about Jane Austen, who spent several years of her life in Bath and set two of her novels there. I promise we didn't go to the UK in order to be total Jane Austen stalkers it just sort of happened.

   |left to right - myself, Rachael (my brother's girlfriend), some random person (?), my mom, my sister.|
 And that was the end of our time in Bath! On our way home, we stopped at a tiny little village called Castle Combe.

It was the darned. cutest. thing. ever.


(Also, here's Tom Hiddleston. At Castle Combe. Because War Horse was filmed there. kthanksbye.)

Question time: would you rather live in a city like Bath, or a little village like Castle Combe?



  1. I want to go to the UK specifically to be a Jane Austen stalker. :) Bath looks so beautiful! I love that curved street from Persuasion.

    I would definitely prefer to live in a little village like Castle Combe. But I would still want to visit Bath. :)

    1. P.S. I'm loving the names of these posts. :)

    2. I know, wouldn't that be awesome to have a grand Jane Austen tour? Thanks, Kristin! :)

  2. I CAN'T EVEN TAKE THIS ANYMORE. Castle Combe all the way for me, but Bath is beautiful, too. But Castle Combe's where War Horse... and Tom Hiddleston...!

    I am incredibly envious of you now. ;)

    And I love that picture of you with flowers in your hair. I love flowers in hair. ^.^

    1. Good would be incredible to live in such a cute English village. :O

      Thanks, Emily!

  3. CAN I PLEASE JUST SAY that I recognized the bridge from Les Mis even before seeing Javert in the gif? I have never been so proud. :3
    But whoops does that ever look fantastic!! I clearly need to come visit you and you can take me adventuring all over your world and the UK, ok? :p

    P.S. I prefer small villages to big cities. I love how everyone knows everyone. :)

    1. Woohoo! I'm super proud of you, too! Apparently they filmed some back-up scenes there, but they also used another bridge. Pretty cool.

      Olivia, please do come visit that would be epic! :D

  4. these pictures are so so gorgeous! and it looks like you had a ton of fun. ♥

  5. I have always wanted to go to Bath! It looks absolutely gorgeous! I hope you are having an amazing trip.
    ~Sarah Faulkner