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"Beside the Roman Baths - City of Bath, England" © 2017 Steve Watson

EOS 5D MK.II | Zeiss Planar f1.4 50mm | Z | f/8 | ISO 125 | Architecture

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United Kingdom bajanexile 08-12-13 5:55 AM

Thanks Sabtreglobe. Steve

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Netherlands sabreglobe 02-2-11 10:41 AM

Great shot, super colours

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United Kingdom bajanexile 11-19-10 9:04 AM

Thank you all for viewing and taking the trouble to comment. Stephen

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Armenia dr. harout 11-18-10 11:35 PM

Beautiful.
I really enjoy your shots and the explanatory. Thank you.

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United States torralba 11-18-10 10:29 AM

Very relaxing and soothing. I like the serenity of this photo.

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Poland shapencolour 11-18-10 8:33 AM

Good old Aquae Sulis.Nice to see it again on your photograph Stephen.

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United States rickperry 11-18-10 8:23 AM

Stephen, really nice shot - you have captured "Ancient History" in steam and color!

Rick

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United Kingdom bajanexile 11-18-10 7:12 AM

The fundamental part of the Roman Baths is the sacred spring. Hot water at a temperature of 460°C rises here at the rate of 1,170,000 liters (240,000 gallons) every day and has been doing so for thousands of years. To the ancients, this remarkable phenomenon could only be the work of the gods.

The first shrine at the springs in Bath was built by the Celts, and dedicated to the goddess Sulis. After the Roman invasion, Sulis was identified with the Roman goddess Minerva, but the name Sulis continued to be used. This led to the town's ancient Roman name of Aquae Sulis ("waters of Sulis").

During the Roman occupation of Britain, increasingly grand temples and bathing complexes were built. The bath complex in Bath was founded in 75 AD. The healing powers of the goddess and the mineral-rich water from the spring attracted visitors from across the Roman Empire.

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