Thank you to all who have emailed saying how much you are enjoying my travels though I don't want to bombard you with too much touristy images nor history. Tomorrow we motor from London to Birmingham, hoping to stop along the way at some Patchwork Shops - so business commences tomorrow!
Next we marvelled at the advanced technology of the Roman Empire who chose the site of Bath in the first century AD to build the most dramatic suite of public buildings of Roman Britain. The ancient remains and amazement of just how clever the Romans were as we wandered through the Temple of Sulis Minerva, Goddess of the thermal spring. Here 1 million litres of water are released every day through this natural spa.
Every building in Bath has to be built from stone, nothing to be of brick.
On the way to Stonehenge, I snapped some farmland and though through the window of our moving bus, it showed farming is farming whereever it may be - similar to home. I am still amazed that England has so much countryside left as I'd always thought it was more built upon than it is. I was told today that London has a green belt surrounding it so as it cannot spread anymore and new buildings were limited to 6 floors high in many areas.
In London I noticed so many windows of buildings had been filled in. Apparently, during the 18th Century, people were taxed upon the amount of windows they had in their building. So, they simply did away with some to reduce their taxes.