Friday, June 6, 2014

Bournemouth, Salisbury, Stonehenge & Bath


Yesterday was another busy, site-filled, adventure. I began my morning by visiting Bournemouth (briefly) to do an impact assessment of one of the churches in the city. I then rushed to Salisbury in order to get to Stonehenge (many pictures below). After my one hour visit to Stonehenge, I caught a train to Bath, the most beautiful place in England, where I definitely want to live for the rest of my life. Stonehenge is a place I had always wanted to see. The site itself is literally just the stones, nothing else, and it is in the middle of rural nowhere. Therefore, it is beautiful, if you go on a nice day. I wish I had a little more time to enjoy viewing the stones, and see the new visitor center. I am probably going back in order to meet with the curator, fingers crossed! I really love anything historic, and Stonehenge really hit the spot. It is a beautiful, mysterious site, and I would definitely recommend taking the time to visit. Bath, another amazing and recommended site, will be my home for only two days, but I have fallen in love. Its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture has really captured my heart. It feels more authentic and European than London does to me, most likely because of the architecture and the resemblance to Florence (Ponte Vecchio vs. Pulteney Bridge) and the fact that there is a strong Roman connection. I really love Bath, and would highly recommend taking a day to visit. My post tomorrow will talk about some things I did, as well as the 581 pictures I took in one day of this beautiful city. Look below for some pictures from Stonehenge and Bath.
 


 

By the time I got to Bath, around 8pm, it was really rainy (you can see some of my umbrella in the picture above). But even in the rain, it is still a beautiful city!
 



 

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