Melodic, healing waters of Bath, England

In Roman times

Back in circa 70AD, the Romans discovered the hot water springs the rise from the deep, here in Bath. They named the city Aquae Sulis and constructed a bathing complex to utilize the hot spring.
Check out more of the history here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Baths_(Bath)

 
Visiting the Roman ruin
As a Bath resident, I love to visit the Roman bathing complex. It is one of best preserved Roman ruin remains, in the world. Now deep below ground, the water still bubbles up at the rate of 1,170,000 litres per day. The steaming, bubbling waters surge to the surface, reaching temperatures of 46c or 114f. My video shows the original Roman spring head. I marvel every time I see it. May its melodic babble, heal and soothe you.

Video by MA Lossl

 

The Roman Baths

The original bathing complex was a magnificent edifice, with a vaulted roof. Amazing to think of its construction over 2000 years ago. Now, well below street level, the ruins are open to the sky, surrounded by later architecture. I revel in the experience of walking on the ancient Roman paving and admiring their hot-water systems. The Romans piped the steaming spa waters, beneath the complex floors, to create underfloor heating. Very useful during the chill of winter.

I hope you enjoy my video of the  Roman Baths. The Abbey’s bells were pealing during my Sunday morning visit, just to add to the atmosphere.

Video by MA Lossl

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18 thoughts on “Melodic, healing waters of Bath, England

  1. I studied Jane Austen at Oxford for a summer study abroad program and one of our excursions was to Bath (of course!) and I made sure to see the Roman Baths! Such an awesome experience! Would love to go back!

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    1. Hi thanks for commenting. In the modern spa, the water is cooled to 35c for health and safety. It’s a pity, but they don’t have a couple of hot tubs at a hotter temperature. It’s still fab swimming in the spa’s steaming rooftop pool over looking the Abbey. There is a project to use some of the pipping hot spa water to heat the ancient Abbey. The design is Romanesque, underfloor heating. Cheers M

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