Bath & Stonehenge travelogue

By Shu - 03:55

 
Stonehenge
Mandatory touristy shot

Yep, Raffles Alumni organised a trip to stonehenge and bath about 2 weeks back, and of course I'd be interested to go, given how stonehenge is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the definite must-sees while studying/travelling in the UK. Stonehenge has a long history of many different cultural uses, the main being that of a burial ground, but what puzzles me most is how these large rocks were transported and drilled into the ground by mere human strength. Some theories have even been suggested that superhuman strength was used...



 
HI BIRD! :D
The crows at stonehenge are SUPER FREAKING BIG. D; 

Afterwards, we got back into the coach towards Bath, a pretty little town with pretty buildings and pretty parks! Bath is most famous for the Roman Baths (hence the town's name). We were given a guided tour inside where we found out about the many queer and intriguing habits of the Romans when they bathe hahaha. Anyway, this site is the only hot spring in the United Kingdom, and the water actually originates from a limestone aquifer (underground reservoir) not too far away where geothermal energy heats it to about 96 degrees celcius. The Romans thought the hot springs were the workings of goddess Sulis Minerva and there was this special pool where they will throw down inscribed curses for the goddess to act upon (e.g. cursed be the man who stole my pants).


 
Interior of the Roman Baths
This was the location of the public pool in those days. The water wasn't actually that hot haha, we tried dipping our fingers in xD


That was about all we managed to cover in the day, especially since the sun sets at like wth 4pm now??? Plus, we had an important task to complete that day hahahahha (i.e. film a music video) so we didn't manage to visit the other attractions at bath ): But the music video filming was SO MUCH FUN. Super shameless omg!

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Pretty sky!!!
Clouds artistically coloured by the setting sun :D 

 
Autumn leaves scattered around the park
They look like they could form some pattern? 


Ahh, autumn is going to be over soon ): It's getting freaking cold, and temperatures are predicted to dip below 0 this weekend, sigh. Alright, short random post, not much has transpired over the past few weeks so yeah. Trying to catch up on work, and have less 'life' HAHA. :P xx see you!


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