Monday, 15 May 2017
Day 2 Jane Austen Tour, Local Tour of Bath
Bath is a beautiful city, the only one in England to be a World Heritage Listed site. So many buildings are historic and protected, built in the characterstic honey coloured local stone. We had a local day today.
Here are some views looking to Bath from the surrounding hills.
You can see Bath Abbey in the centre here.
Beautiful green with English wildflowers everywhere.
Back on the coach.
Poulteney Bridge in the distance.
Fun umbrellas on display in the main shopping precinct.
My two Camden Monday class friends, Jan and Glenda, enjoying the sights.
We had lunch in The Theatre Royal vaulted room. Here are Glenda and Jan again.
We then had a private tour of The Assembly Rooms, built around 1760. Balls would have been held here during the period Jane Austen lived in Bath. It is a magnificent series of rooms with superb chandeliers.
This is the main ball room.
This is the octagonal shaped Card Room.
This is The Tea Room where tea and refreshments were served during the ball. Tea was a very expensive commodity during Georgian times.
The Fashion Museum will be discussed on a separate post.