Bath Abbey is, well the biggest abbey in Bath. It is located right next to the Roman Baths. One of my favorite places was to sit outside in the courtyard watching people...yes, I'm a people watcher. I'd watch the various tour groups line up to go into the Roman Bath Museum with their cameras, humming about capturing the beauty around. Also, I'd watch the protest groups demonstrate with their cardboard signs speaking out against inhumane treatment of animals, antiwar, or whatever else was the call of the day. None were violent or aggressive...more like odd scenery displayed in front of historic relics. Maybe not odd to everyone, but to this small town girl it seemed a bit out of place.But, my utmost favorite thing was the musicians. There was reggae, drums, pop, and even classical. One young lady brought a magical air to the courtyard with her crystal clear voice singing "Ave Maria". She had the crowd mesmerized. As Megan placed her coins in the can, the young lady smiled and waved. She didn't miss a note or a beat, just kept right on singing. Megan, too, was caught by the magic. Bath was like that somedays....magical. The buildings all seemed to glow in the evening as the sun cast it's last rays on them. A bit breath taking.....
|The Bath Abbey|
|Our first day we sat in the courtyard and ate lunch next to a nice|
British lady who gave the kids some yummy gummies.
|At seven at night. My favorite time to be out when the sun's last|
rays shone on the stone and changed them from grey stone to
hints of color with fiery undertones.
|Feeding the birds in the courtyard...Matthea was asleep when |
the bird flew across her lap. She so missed out on this one.
|My kiddos trying to not squint in the sun....hee, hee!|
|"Ave Maria" singer...can't you see the joy in her face?|
|Matthea's drawing of the birds at the Bath Abbey....|
drawn on a day when she was awake.
|Megan's picture of the people at the Bath Abbey.|