Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Take a Bath

Today's photo is of the Roman bath in Bath, U.K. It's green enough where I don't think you'd actually want to take a dip in it anymore but, alas, it was still cool. My favorite part were the pipes -- I didn't realize it, but the Romans actually fabricated lead pipes to carry the water. Wow.

I also liked how they had a nice scheme going -- "drink 10,000 year old spring water for only a pound!" -- the idea being that the water you were drinking had spent the last 10,000 years bubbling it's way up through the rocks. That may have been true, but pretty much all water that we drink is millions of years old, and most of it has been doing much more interesting things than bubbling up from underground. :)

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