Sunday, 19 March 2017
"you alone have brought me to bath"
For me, when I think about Bath, I also think about Jane Austen. Naturally, visiting The Jane Austen Centre was a must, and it was really good. Lots of Jane Austen (re)learning, and lots of hat wearing. Other places I saw and loved were the Pulteney Bridge (so pretty and only four of its kind in the world!), the Holburne Museum (which was unfortunately closed at the time, but I did get to have a wee walk in the Sydney gardens), and The Circus (that alongside with the Royal Crescent has some intereting symbolism. Not a 100% sure of the truth of this, but I was told the three sections of the Circus symbolize the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and from most angles the Circus looks like a circle - the Holy Trinity together. And also an aerial view looks like a key, that some think is a Masonic symbol and some see it as "the key to heaven". There seemed to be lots of threes and other little symbolism as well, and I am very into these kind of hidden meanings and what not!). It's quite fascinating thinking that most of these things, places and buildings have been there when Jane Austen (or anyone else of her time) wandered the streets of Bath, and people are still experiencing them but in different ways. For my next visit - whenever it might be - I might go on a full-on Jane Austen's Bath exploration and time it so that I can catch the Jane Austen festival. Hope you've also enjoyed the Bath-themed Austen quotes in these posts this week. Has it been clear that I like her a bit, yet?
More posts from this Bath week (haha!) can be found here, here and here. Would you look at me posting this frequently!
xoxo Laura Jones at 6:00 pm