What more perfect way to conclude a trip to Jane Austen's England than a week in Bath? Here on the River Avon we finished our 2018 JASNA tour. After the rest of our group went off to the airport, I settled in for a few days exploring at leisure and finishing a project I had saved for the ambiance of the lovely Francis Hotel on Queen Square.
We toured all the usual sights.
The Roman Baths: Aqua Sulis
Great Pulteney Street.
One of the many spots in the hills overlooking the city where the views are delightful.
The Royal Crescent. Note the dry grass, in that hot dry summer of 2018.
The Upper Assembly Rooms.
In the evening, we attended a Society Soiree, with a number of our ladies in their Regency gowns, held at Sir Walter Elliot's House, 95 Sydney Place.
We had wine and nibbles in the garden, which clearly shows higgeldy piggeldy arrangement of the backs of these houses, which are so perfectly matched as terraces on the street side.
We enjoyed a musicale and a lovely buffet. Miss Cholmondeley and Mr. Featherstonehaugh entertained us and it was indeed "good company."
We noted the boots in the foyer as we made our adeius.
Victoria Hinshaw, Author