a weekend exploring bath, bristol, and salisbury (stonehenge)
This past weekend, I visited a friend in Bath. While I was there, I also went to Bristol and Stonehenge! Here are short snippets of what I saw and did.
- Circus = Circle
- The Pulteney Bridge runs across the River Avon and is one of the only bridges in the world with shops and restaurants on it.
- The Roman Baths are naturally heated by hot springs! The hot water rises up through pipes and into the baths, then flows out into the river.
- My friend and I tried to find a few of Banksy's pieces, but many had been painted over or were pretty small. The Rose Trap was kind of weird as a frame had been put around it to preserve it. It was also on a wall outside someone's home. If you want to check out more of Banksy's famous pieces, click here.
- I thought Stonehenge would be underwhelming considering it's just a bunch of rocks, but I actually liked its mysterious history. Some theories of what it was used for: burial/ceremonial grounds, a way of telling time, a place of healing. No one really knows! Aside from all the tourists, it's a very peaceful place set in a remote field. Considering over 800,000 people visit each year, it still seems to have some powerful draw to it.
Thanks for reading!