Friday, 9 January 2009

Bath, interesting sides

1. Besides the abbey and the museums...Bath itself is a beautiful place. The buildings and even the plants are quite unique. Maybe this explains why it has a fashion museum!

2. After the 2-hour tour in the Roman Spa Museum, we were treated to two glasses of water and some people even paid to drink it. However, I have to say the water doesn't taste good ... Why? It's the water from the Roman Spa Spring!

3. In the cold water pool, a set of laser projections showed people at that time using this pool. Interesting is: there are many many coins in this pool!!! In Chinese temples, especially those famous ones, people used to throw money into the water to get good luck. I never knew people here liked doing the same thing. Haha. However, according to the commentary, the Romans used donations like coins or animals for all kinds of demands. Some demands asked for bad things to happen to other people. This is different from Chinese wishes.
4. This is the second time I saw an eagle in a church. Another one is in the Queen's College's chapel. Very beautiful.

5. Special interactive guides for children.
I saw special guided tours for children in both Bath Abbey and the Roman Spa. These forms used questions instead of explanations, which led children to learn by themselves. In the fashion museum, you can try certain pieces of clothing. All these are quite rare in China.

6. Sweet clock.
This is not a real clock, it's telling tourists when and where they can find a guided tour. Again, I saw it many times and it's more convenient for tourists managing their time and also more flexible for the crew change schedule according to the numbers of visiting people than a fixed schedule printed on the leaflet.

7. The most impressive ladies' room:
"This window is fitted with ONE-WAY glass". haha, it is in the Roman Spa.

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