Date: 13th August 2006
Place – Stonehenge, Salisbury cathedral, Bath

Continuing from my previous post, where we had booked the tickets for a packaged tour. This post is about the single day extravaganza, if I can call it so.

The day started early, we were expected to be at the starting point at 8:30 AM, near Victoria Bus terminus in London. During the course of the tour we (occupants of our bus) had a running commentary by our exclusive guide, of the sights we encountered in the journey.

Stonehenge was supposed to be the first place in this one day event. I was well read about the history; enigma; importance (lack of it) of this place. I will cut out the details of the same as it can be very easily googled.

Half the people who visit this place don’t have any clue what to expect, the other half don’t care. I was well warned not to expect much. This place is given more hype just to fuel the tourism industry. We were given 45 minutes to go around the arrangement of stones. Anyway, with so many people come to the same place, I wouldn’t have enjoyed spending more than the allocated time also.

From here we went to Salisbury cathedral. I intentionally got lost from the group. Again in the given time duration I couldn’t explore much by myself. The cathedral boasts the tallest church spire in the UK.

 

The magnificent hallway

Salisbury Cathedral hallway

Stained glass Window

This is the second such photo I’m putting up in my blog and one of the very few pictures on which I have done digital post processing on to enhance the effect.

The last place was Bath. Odd name to a place, I was sure the name meant something else in some other language I did not know of, but no, it meant the same Bath that I knew of. This city is famous for its hot springs. This is one of the most beautiful cities I had seen till date during my stay in UK. But, the tragedy of this tour package meant that we got the least amount of time to explore around. In the time given we had neither the spirit nor the energy to walk a few hundred yards from where our bus was parked.


Anoop Hullenahalli

An Electronics Engineer working on wireless embedded systems for a living. Traveling, photographing and sharing my experiences here at ANUBIMB helps me unwind and break the monotony of life.

6 Comments

Yashita · 14 Oct ’06 at 9:52 am

>WOW!!! I don’t know how u clicked the magnificient hallway…but it was quite awesome…and even the stained glass one:)…and the stonehenge thing…if u know the history behind it, u’d find it really awesome!

anoop · 14 Oct ’06 at 1:42 pm

>’magnificient hallway’ was taken without the help of a tripod, had to bend my back like a bow :p
‘stonehenge’ – the history of this place though seems good, is not much. hype is created to sustain the tourism industry.

S · 25 Oct ’06 at 1:42 pm

>stonehenge is really not worth the cost & effort of going there maga… naanu 30-40 pounds unnskondidde 🙂

But Bath sure is.. gorgeous medieval town..
If u ask me, it’s actually worth a whole day’s visit…
try & do that before fall ends.. u’ll catch some amazing colors!

S · 25 Oct ’06 at 1:45 pm

>stonehenge is really not worth the cost & effort of going there maga… naanu 30-40 pounds unnskondidde 🙂

But Bath sure is.. gorgeous medieval town..
If u ask me, it’s actually worth a whole day’s visit…
try & do that before fall ends.. u’ll catch some amazing colors!

Basanti · 27 Nov ’06 at 6:15 am

>The magnificient hallway is awesome! How did you manage it?!

anoop · 28 Nov ’06 at 5:20 pm

>basanti: as i already mentioned, my back hurt while taking it :p

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