Bath Day One

Hello dear readers! How are you? My cold is ongoing….

ごきげんよう!サフィラです。風邪がまだありますT^T

While I was in England I had a little holiday in Bath. I took the train there from my home town in Sussex. It took about three hours but it was a beautiful journey! I passed by the Westbury White Horse, a chalk hill figure on Salisbury Plain. There are a few of these kinds of figures in England.

イギリスへ帰った時、バースに少しバカンスをしました。両親のお家から電車で3時間かかりました。長かったですが、電車から素敵な景色を見られました。これはウェストベリーホワイトホースです。

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Bath is such a pretty place! I had been there once before this time, but that was for a university interview so I was too worked up to really appreciate the surroundings.

バースはとてもきれいな町です。温泉がありますよ!

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Most of the buildings in Bath are made of the local “Bath stone” which is a pretty honey colour. In addition the majority of the architecture dates from the Georgian period so the overall impression is very elegant and cohesive. I like towns where all styles are jumbled together too, but I think this uniform look is what gives Bath a unique charm.

バースの建物はほとんどバースストーンから建てられました。だから、黄色建物が多いです。18世紀の建築も多いです。とてもエレガントな雰囲気があると思います。

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The stone balustrade that you can see in the picture below surrounds the Parade Gardens, where I went on my final day there. But you’ll have to wait to hear about that!

この石の柵の中、パレードガーデンがあります。きれいな公園ですが、多分次ぎのポーストで書きますので、楽しんで下さい。

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The first thing I did on arrival was go to Sally Lunn’s! It’s a famous tea shop and it’s also the oldest house in Bath. The legend goes that in the late 17th century, a lady of French Hugenot extraction named Sally Lunn invented a special type of bun that was something inbetween French brioche and an English bun, and everyone went crazy for it. Sally Lunn’s secret recipe is passed on with the deeds of the house so this is the only place that you can get a really and truly Sally Lunn bun.

有名な喫茶店へ行きました。「サリーランズ」サリーラン・バンズはブリオッシュタイプの丸いパンです。17世紀フランスからバースに移り住んだ女性によって作られました。バターや卵がたくさん入っています。

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You can have your bun with various toppings, sweet or savory. Since it was my lunch I went for a savory, ham and picalilli. I really enjoyed it! It’s rare to get this kind of nice, thick ham in Japan, and probably impossible to get picalilli. As for the Sally Lunn bun, it actually tasted a lot like Japanese shokupan (ordinary sliced bread) but better quality and not as squidgy. More ‘realistic’ I suppose, haha! It’s sweet and soft and fluffy. It’s nice but I guess it doesn’t seem special to me because of that… So for people who usually live in Japan visiting Bath I recommend an ordinary piece of brown toast for a uniquely British experience!

お肉やチーズやジャムや色々と食べます。私はハムとピカリリにしました。美味しかったですが、味は日本の食パンと似ています。

20140718-114043-42043709.jpgAfter lunch I checked into my hotel, changed clothes and had a walk around the city. It was very pleasant weather for walking so I managed to walk a good way around and take in lots of sights including the catherdral, the River Avon and Pulteney Bridge.

昼ご飯の後、お散歩をしました。エイボン川、パルトニーブリッジ、バース大聖堂を見ました。お天気はすごくよかったですので、よく歩きました!

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I had further adventures over the next two days, so please look forward to my future posts!

バースで2泊とまりましたので、次のポーストを楽しんで下さいね!

Have you been to Bath? Would you like to go? What do you think of it?

バースに行ったことがありますか?どうでしたか?バースに行きたいですか?

Thanks for reading and see you again soon,

Sapphira

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4 thoughts on “Bath Day One

  1. Oh, Bath is so beautifull. Great idea to stay for more than one day 🙂
    Back then I had the Bath Bun with salty butter and jam. A very nice combination but I should also try a savoury one at my next visit.
    I´d love to visit Bath for Jane Austen Festival and I´d also like to go to the Fashion Museum. It´s such a pretty little town and I hope you enjoyed your stay 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed visiting Bath a few years ago but sadly I missed out on the fashion museum. We took a walking tour that was very informative and amusing! But it was so cold when we went!

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