Can you see the steam coming up? You may be wondering why the waters are green? We were told because of no motion from bathers anymore and so much of the water is exposed to sunlight, algae began to form. It is cleaned periodically, but with the sun shining on the water - algae does it thing.
Bath was founded upon natural hot springs with the steaming water playing a key role throughout its history. Lying in the heart of the city the Roman Baths were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. It is now one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world.
1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46 °C still fill the bathing site every single day. The Romans believed that this was the mystical work of the Gods but we now know that the water source, which comes from the King’s Spring, fell as rain water around 10,000 BC.
The Great Bath that lies below street level can also be viewed from the Terrace, which is adorned with statues and shadowed by the great Abbey. Other chambers to explore include the remains of the ancient heated rooms and changing rooms as well as tepid and plunge pools.
These bones were found in the baths. Hmmm...and the head is supposedly how the guy would have looked.
Oh, Lord, help me! We turned the corner and saw this ghastly creature standing in a doorway. Is that a drop of blood I see on the floor on the right hand side? We did not stay around wondering very long! Poof! we're gone!
I have a few more posts to share with you and I hope you're enjoying our little trip!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath