{england} bath’s abbey

April 14, 2018

After visiting both Scotland and Wales, I finally crossed the “border” and headed from Cardiff toward London. Along the way, I made a conscious decision to spend a night in Bath, Somerset. I was really excited to see all the Gregorian architecture, in particular, its extremely famous Abbey and Baths. I was able to visit the Bath Abbey first, which had a donation entrance feel despite the long-ish wait line to get in.

Even from the outside, the architecture on this amazing castle-looking Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is amazing. You can see the yellow-ish stone that the entire building is made from and I was interested to find out that the stone is found right in Bath. The vaulting really does make the entire stone creation look so light that it could fly away. It’s incredibly tall steeples of course make the it stand out in the Bath skyline. Once inside, it would be difficult not be immediately impressed by the impossibly tall stained glass windows (52 in all). There’s so many windows that it actually takes up 80% of all the wall space! The nave ceiling is equally impressive with its detailed stonework. Wow, what a wonder to behold!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside it’s the food!fantasy costell cochcaerphilly castle + dragons dusk cardiff buildings the national museum collection mermaids in cardifffireworks

An English photo adventure:

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