- Splashing through the Roman Baths
- Swimming through a Sea of Fashion at the Fashion Museum
After a quick breakfast, the class took the Tube to the train station, for our journey to Bath.
Professor Wolfe, Emily O, Erika, and Corissa walk through the streets of Bath
Amelia and Emily W look out over the Roman Baths for the first time
The aerial view of the Roman Baths
Kaurin and Allie observe the Hot Spring from above
The Hot Spring
Brittany looks at the model of the baths at the time of the Romans
Kaurin, Allie, and Hannah look at the ruins from the temple
Liz, Hannah, Brittany, Kaurin, Amelia, Emily W, and Allie pose with one
of the actors at the Roman Baths
At the Roman Baths, we learned how the Romans cultivated the Hot Spring to flow into the bath and then drain, naturally cycling the spring water through the building. We also learned a lot about Roman culture and how they believed that the Goddess Minerva inhabited the spring and provided the "healing" water for them. Also, during the Georgian revival of the baths, the citizens of Bath would wake up at 6 AM and bath for three hours, standing in the water up to their necks.
After the Roman Baths, we visited the Fashion Museum, where we observed the evolution of fashion from the 18th century, all the way to modern day. Linens, silks, and crinolines turned to denim, sequins, and jersey cotton right before our eyes. We even got to take a step back in time by trying on replicas of some of the historical dresses we saw.
Allie, Emily W, Kaurin, Liz, Brittany, Sadie, and Katelyn pose in clothing from
the 1700's and 1800's at the Fashion Museum
Emily's favorite part of the day was visiting the Fashion Museum and trying on the fabulous outfit pictured above.
" I loved being able to learn about and physically see the differences in textile, style, and form of clothing from one decade to the next throughout the centuries. Fashion has always been an interest of mine, so this experience is one I will not soon forget!"