May 6

Today we took a day trip to Bath where we went to the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum, while also taking a hop on-hop off bus tour around the city. We first took the Tube to Paddington and then a train from Kings Cross Station to Bath Spa. Michaela and Julia are seen to the left peeking through the seats!

Once in Bath we took a tour around the city on the Hop On-Hop Off tour. We saw historical sites such as The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Royal Victoria Park, and the Roman Baths. 

The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent shape in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood and built between 1767 and 1774. It is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom. 

The Royal Crescent is close to Victoria Park. The street that is known today as "The Royal Crescent" was originally named "The Crescent." It is claimed that the adjective "Royal" was added at the end of the 18th century after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany had stayed there.

The fountain to the left is known as the Rebecca Fountain.
This white marble fountain depicts a life size young girl in eastern costume pouring water from a vase into a bowl supported by pillars and carries the inscription ‘Water is good for you’. Water stopped flowing from the fountain in the early 1980s due to disrepair and it wasn't until 1985 that the statue was removed from the fountain for restoration.

The Fashion Museum in Bath is a world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress. There are almost 100,000 objects in the Fashion Museum collection, ranging from decorated gloves from the time of Shakespeare to fashions by today’s leading designers in the Dress of the Year collection. These precious objects, all showing different aspects of the history of fashion, have been given to the museum by many generous individuals and organizations during the 50 plus years that the Fashion Museum has been in Bath.  

Above you can see Mariama, Lilly, Amanda, Mikayla, Baily, Sara and Sami all dressed in Victorian clothing as well as Elizabeth and Mariama below. Needless to say, we enjoyed dressing up more than college-aged students should have. 

To the right, you can see some of the previous "Dress of the Year" award winners displayed. To the left, Lilly, Mikayla, Sara and Julia are bringing out their inner-fashion designer and designing and coloring dresses to hang on the wall in the museum.

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