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notes from a small island

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History

The Roman baths in Bath - with someone reliving a little history

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And a wee bit of history from closer to home - about 3 miles away to be exact!

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That is a Celtic ring headed cross, carved around 401-500AD. It is about 8ft high and is still in its original position in Old Lonan churchyard, here on the Isle of Man.

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I've always been disappointed that Sharon and I were so busy when we stayed overnight in Bath. I got the news of a dear friend and mentor's death via phone that day and was just off my measure enough that all I wanted was dinner and a good night's sleep before beginning the drive back down to London. The only bath I had a chance of seeing (except my morning shower) was the word on the town sign. *sigh*

- Erulisse (one L)
If you ever get back to the UK do try to spend some time there - it is a really interesting place.
I love that the cross hasn't moved in over a thousand years! That's serious history :-)
Good, isn't it?

Mind you they weren't all that brilliant - it's developed a bit of a lean... :P
Eight feet high, that must be so impressive in person!
It is - and rather beautiful, too.
The leaning cross of Old Lonan is really impressive. The angle of lean makes it look very relaxed.
It is quite amazing that it hasn't just relaxed a bit more and fallen over, really. Mind you after 1,500 years or so I'd feel the need to lie down too!