We are back from our lovely week in England, where we visited Bath, York and London. What a beautiful country! Buildings out of children’s story books, the fastest moving clouds I have ever seen, and everything was in English. Imagine! That might sound silly, but I wasn’t quite prepared for “foreign” travel in my own language, after traveling so much where the languages are different. The English language is the same yet so different in the UK. And some of the accents – they might well have been speaking a foreign tongue for what we understood!
Of all of the places we visited, Bath was our favorite. I loved the Bath stone buildings, the interesting doors, windows with flowers, rows upon rows of chimneys and the town at night. So much great history, from the Romans and earlier, to Jane Austen (I have to go re-read some books now).
When we found out the Roman Baths were open late I knew I wanted to visit in the evening, for the lights on the water. It turned out perfect – good light, fewer people – much better all around for me. You can almost transport yourself back in time with this image, imagining the baths in the Roman times. But not quite. The windows of the building behind, the signs, the walls – all subtle elements of modern day. An interesting juxtaposition of old and new, coming together in one pleasing composition. Hmmmm, that might just describe England as well!