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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Dec 2019, 04:08
Did you swim, Tom?
Tom Wilson: It's not allowed any longer, Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2019, 06:33
I don't know if anyone swims in this hot pool anymore Tom. They certainly used to in the days of my youth
Tom Wilson: I don't think so, Chris - unless they allow it for private parties??
Didn't the water fail a hygiene test?
Tom Wilson: I've no idea, Bill - but when I check, yes, you are right.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Dec 2019, 10:47
Oh, this is a wonderful, classical image of the famous Roman baths I saw many, many years ago.
Tom Wilson: Thank you, Philine
How good that the building has survived after all these centuries, but the water looks most uninviting.
Tom Wilson: The water that is available to taste has been filtered and is quite drinkable, but swimming is no longer allowed.
I would cheer up the water. The rest is very nice.
Tom Wilson: Much of it, of course, is 19th century reconstruction.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2019, 17:10
And to know that this is already so old, Tom.
Chris gave me a book about the baths of Bath and the history around it. Fascinating to no end.
Tom Wilson: And the site was old before the Romans got there - a religious site for the pagan Britonic tribes about.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2019, 18:08
I did not realise that people no longer swim in the Roman baths. A lot of history in this shot.

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