2 July 2012 – Nathalie El-Alam
On July 12, we went to Bristol and we visited Brunel’s SS Great Britain where the curator Joanna Thomas took us in a tour of the museum and the library and told us the story of the ship and its history before we had some free time to explore it by ourselves.
The design of SS Great Britain is a great journey back in time to the 1840s when the ship sailed for the first time. You can see, smell and hear the life of the crew and the passengers in their daily life during their trip to Australia. Admired by Queen Victoria and today loved by visitors of all ages, the ship is the center piece of stunning, all-weather, fully accessible and multi award winning attraction.
Afterward we went to the city of Bath where we visited the Roman Baths which is the best preserved ancient bathes and temple complex in northern Europe dating from the 1st century BC. A thermal spring emerges from deep underground in one of this bath’s basin. Here, visitors can see the in-situ remains and ornate architectural fragments of the temple of Sulis Minerva, Goddess of the thermal spring, and the remarkably well preserved bath house frequented by residents and pilgrims nearly 2000 years ago.
Though it was a rainy day, we managed to get the most out of our delightful visit.