Visiting the Roman Baths was really cool though, even if it was the best example of a busman's holiday ever, given that my office is based at a Roman bath house! Bath Spa's Roman remains are a totally different animal to Leicester's Jewry Wall site though, and that was one of the main things I enjoyed about it. The Roman town of Aquae Sulis was devoted to the goddess, Sulis Minerva. Rather than being a straight public baths, the complex is a fascinating mix of traditional Roman baths with religious shrine. The dedicated carved shrines were particularly interesting. I really liked that the iconic head of Minerva was displayed at a height so you had to look up at it, I massively approve of objects being put back in their original context like that, at least in feel.
|I took lots of floor pictures. Seriously.|
|This is literally the whole pub, except the seats we are sat on...|