Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Day in Bath

Located in the English countryside, Bath is a beautiful little city famous for the Roman baths that are still standing today as well as it's distinctively 18th century Georgian architecture. NYU took us on a trip here last weekend and it was pretty cool to see a different part of England. Bath itself just feels very English, with its cobblestone streets and rolling hills. The city's built in the valley of the River Avon so the surroundings are incredibly lush. Although Bath is rather modern now, with restaurants and clothing stores taking residence in the old fashioned buildings lining the streets, it's still the kind of place that makes you feel like you've been transported in time. Everything just feels old, like there's history pulsing beneath every stone you walk over. Even though I'm not a Jane Austen fan, I could definitely see how living somewhere like Bath in the 19th century could inspire so many novels. Being in Bath made me wish I could stay just a little longer to enjoy the peace and quiet of what felt like the blissful middle of nowhere.

(Pulteney Bridge ft. the River Avon)

(my hair was doing nice things in this picture, good job hair)

"This pig is me" - Niyousha

(just look at how English this place is)

We also visited the Roman Baths which were absolutely stunning- although Roman history is probably one of my least favorites (the Roman Empire was a hue jerk, okay), I loved walking through the surviving ruins and seeing one of the integral parts of Roman life firsthand. 

(One day I'm definitely going to fall while trying to sit on a ledge for a picture)

I definitely haven't been exploring England, or even London for that matter, as much as I should. I told myself I wouldn't waste time watching Netflix while I was abroad but I've accepted that watching copious amounts of TV shows and movies is a part of who I am as a person (lol I'm only half joking). I think I am going to try to do more day trips to take advantage of being here while I can though! Spring break starts this weekend which means the semester's basically halfway through, which is freaking me out because I swear time keeps passing faster and faster. There's still so much I want to do!! Till next time, adios. 

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