We left Wales again (sigh) but saw some great places.
|If you throw some dirt, mud, and straw on the street, you can get to "Old English Village" pretty quick.|
|In the Abbey, a setting for Hogwarts|
|My wife has no intention of cooking up a Dark Lord|
|Some in our company would reenact whole scenes from the movies. It was very entertaining.|
|Pretty amazing this is still around from almost 2,000 years ago.|
|Bath Cathedral sits almost on top of the baths and the ancient springs.|
It made me wonder how firm its foundation is.
The Romans developed baths on ancient springs already sacred to the Celtic inhabitants (no Saxons yet). Sulis Minerva was venerated in a temple established by the Romans at Bath. And as the Romans were generally politically skilled and religiously adaptive, they fused the worship of Minerva with the local Celtic river god whose image can still be seen and will haunt me for the rest of my life.
|Now, that's a river god! Go, Celts!|
|My wife not pretending she is Jane Austen at "the Circus."|
|The Royal Crescent at Bath.|
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