Bath, by Camilo


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Oral presentation by Camilo Cañaveral Alzate
2º ESO A
Instituto Español “V. Cañada Blanch”
Londres 2010-2011

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Bath, by Camilo

  1. 1. Bath<br />Camilo Cañaveral<br />2º ESO A<br />Instituto Español “V. Cañada Blanch”<br />Londres 2010-2011<br />
  2. 2. Bath dates about when Celts inhabited the area. Later, in AD43, The Romans established a city called Aquae Sulis.<br />They built a hot bath and a temple to Minerva (goddess of wisdom)<br />The temperature of the water reached to 49ºC!<br />
  3. 3. Minerva’s Temple<br />Roman Baths<br />
  4. 4. It was in the 17th and 18th century when Bath grew to the city we know today.<br />Queen Anne came to “take the waters” and high society followed her. Satisfied, they decided to live here.<br />Beau Nash, a master of ceremonies, was the person who coordinated the architectural and social developments of the city. Thanks to him Bath saw a Second Golden Age. <br />
  5. 5. Queen Anne<br />Beau Nash<br />
  6. 6. Bath has now some of the most complete examples of Georgian 18th century domestic architecture in Europe. <br />
  7. 7. The Roman Baths<br />Main Attractions <br />These baths are the best preserved Roman remains of their type in Britain.<br />The bases of the columns are intact and the main pipe stills carries water from one of the city’s four hot springs.<br />
  8. 8. Bases of antic columns<br />
  9. 9. Bath Abbey<br />In 1499 Oliver King, Bishop of Bath, had a dream in which he saw angels ascending and descending from the Holy Trinity. Oliver thought it was a message to built an Abbey in his town. And here it is:<br />
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  11. 11. Pultney Bridge<br />In 1769 William Pultney commissioned the famous architect Robert Adam to design this bridge.<br />Its purpose was to link Bath’s centre with his wife’s house.<br />There are only 3 types of bridges like this in the world: Ponte Rialto, Venice; Ponte Vecchio, Florence; and Pultney Bridge, Bath <br />
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  13. 13. Ponte Vecchio<br />
  14. 14. Ponte Rialto<br />
  15. 15. Queen Square<br />Like Bath Abbey, this square was inspired by a dream. John Wood the Elder saw visions of a new Rome in Bath<br />The obelisk in the centre commemorates the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1738.<br />
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  17. 17. The Circus<br />This was the first perfectly circular space in the history of Britain town planning.<br />It is inspired by the Coliseum in Rome.<br />
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  19. 19. The Royal Crescent<br />Designed by John Wood the Younger, the crescent is a semi-elliptical terrace of 30 magnificent houses.<br />Number 1 is actually a museum. <br />
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  21. 21. The End<br />Camilo Cañaveral Alzate<br />Bibliography: Information from Bath a pictorial map and guide to the city. <br />Images from Google.<br />