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Postcard number: 51
Bought in: Bath
Sent to: Zane in Latvia
Written: 20 February 2012
Sent: 25 February 2012

Front of postcard 051: Bath

Back of postcard 051: Bath

Text says:

20 February 2012, London UK

Dear Zane,

Warm greetings to you on a rather chilly day here in the UK! Most of my time in Bath – during trips in January 2008 and December 2011 – has been in similarly cold weather, wrapped up in coats against the wind and rain. That said, it’s a beautiful city. It’s on the UNESCO World Heritage list because of its Roman remains and Georgian architecture (such as the Royal Crescent that you can see on this postcard). For a time, it was also the residence of the writer, Jane Austen, and her legacy lives on in the city.

In 2008, my husband organised a surprise trip to Bath for my birthday. Before we left he downloaded a Jane Austen walking tour onto my iPod. We wandered up and down the streets, while listening to commentary and quotes from Austen’s works. Later we visited the Jane Austen Centre for a very English cream tea. A real birthday treat for a booklover like me!

We spent my daughter’s first birthday in Bath as well. Though there was less Austen involved in that trip overall, we did visit the Centre again, and bought her a ‘Pride and Prejudice’ board book from the gift shop. We also walked through Bath’s Christmas markets, stopping for mulled wine, and out to the Field of Light installation in the grounds of the Holburne Museum: thousands of tiny fibre optic lights in ever changing colours.

I’d really like to visit Bath again, one day, during summer… but even if I never do, I have wonderful memories of this beautiful city in the wind and the rain.

All the best,
Tash

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