Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tea with Jane Austen

Seeing as I finally uploaded some of the photos from my trip to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath (a very late birthday outing with my parents) I thought I would share some of my favourite photos of the day.
Firstly the Jane Austen Centre itself, at 40 Gay Street, just a few doors down from where Jane Austen herself lived at No. 25.

The Regency dress on display which was originally handed into a charity shop in pieces for scrap!! (the board behind explains the story behind the dress)

After leaving the Jane Austen Centre we looked around Bath itself, my Dad had been here while he was at University and he took great joy in showing us around the Bath that he remembered, I really wanted to go the the Roman Paths and the Pump Room but sadly the queues were just too long - maybe next time! We wandered past the Parade Gardens, yet another place I would have loved to have gone in to and had a look around but we simply didn't have the time, however I did see these Janeites having tea on the roundabout just outside the Gardens and couldn't resist taking a photograph!!

Obviously no trip would be complete without a trip to a gift shop and I am pleased to say the gift shop at the Austen Centre is one of my favourites! I bought so many books on Regency Bath & Jane Austen's life in Bath as well as Lost in Austen on DVD. I also picked up a copy of Sense & Sensibility (the last Austen Novel I needed) and many of the fictional books based on Jane's work including A Weekend with Mr Darcy & Rude Awakenings of A Jane Austen Addict. Of course after I saw the Jane Austen Centre Teddy I simply had to have it ~ and no I've not named him Darcy!! I have called him Edmund after my favourite character in Mansfield Park!! (sorry no pictures yet! My room is in the process on being moved into a bigger room and he's alreday been packed up!)

Had a wonderful day and honestly can't wait to go back! I think I'd probably move to Bath if I could!

xX Love Fiona Xx


Lesleyanne said...

Great photos from your day at Bath.

sorbert said...

Lovely photos from Bath. We went past the Jane Austen centre but we never went in.