When you drive into Bath you are struck by the distinctive color of the buildings.
They are built of "Bath stone" which is quite yellow. This was (and is) a vacation area. You can just feel Jane Austen all around you. We get off the bus at the Holburn Museum.
I enjoyed going through the museum. I went down to the cafe and had a blueberry muffin and some tea.
The cafe looks out on a walking path. It was lovely.
After eating, I went for a walk in back of the museum. Now this is a little weird. But when I went out I felt such serenity and calm in this area. It was wonderful. I've never felt a place like this before.
Janet showed me that I could just walk down from the museum to shopping.
Janet was going with another friend to the Doll museum so I was on my own. Besides shopping I was looking for the Jane Austen Museum. She lived in several different places around Bath on and off for about 8 to 10 years. A couple of her novels take place here. I loved learning about Jane. I'm a big fan.
I met up with Janet and we went looking for some stores she was interested in. The one thing I wish I had bought was at a store in Bath. It was a pillow kit of old fabrics.
I never did find the Roman Baths as I was too busy shopping. It was getting late and I had to high-tail it to the Fashion Museum for my group at 4:15. This is the Fashion Museum.
There was a lot to see in Bath and I think I need to go back someday. I want to see the Roman baths, I want to buy that pillow kit, I want to see the building where the Bath Summer School is held, I want to go to the Doll Museum. I especially want to go back to the Holburn and take that walk behind the building and feel that serenity.