Monday, June 3, 2013

The Roman Baths in Bath England with a Matching Stamp

The Roman Baths - Bath - England

The Baths were built by the Romans in the 1st century AD, which they dedicated to their own godess of healing, Minerva, and to the Celtic goddess, Sulis.

Photography by Philip Pierce

postmarked in 2013 with two UNESCO Great Britain stamps, one that is matching this postcard of the Roman Baths!

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The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.

The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from Roman Bath. 

The Baths are a major tourist attraction and, together with the Grand Pump Room (historic building in the Abbey Church Yard), receive more than one million visitors a year.

Great Britain stamp 2012
from the series: A-Z Portrait of Britain
Roman Baths 1st
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Great Britain stamp 2012
From the series: A-Z Portrait of Britain
Ironbridge 1st

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The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn in Shropshire, England. It was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron, a material which was previously too expensive to use for large structures. However, a new blast furnace nearby lowered the cost and encouraged local engineers and architects to solve a long-standing problem of a crossing over the river.

In 1934 it was designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument and closed to vehicular traffic.

The bridge, the adjacent settlement of Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge form the UNESCO Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.


ONeal said...

Cool card and stamps. Hard to believe it is that well preserved. I would definitely have to include a visit there, if I were ever in England.

Brenda Perez said...

I have never been, buy my hubby has been a few times.