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Kensington Meadows

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day3

    Hostel in Bath, erstmal schlafen

    May 12 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Abendmahl 😂 und der Fotoaufgabe bath in Bath, gings ins Bett.

  • Day4

    Blame the Americans!

    April 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Our tour guide had pointed out a few buildings where you could see there were spaces where windows used to be but aren't anymore. He joyfully told us England blames America for it and that he wasn't going to explain why.

    For the rest of the trip he continued to point to bricked up windows and asking us "who do we blame?" And we all laughed and chanted "America!" ... even the Americans.

    In the end he finally told us the story. Apparently when America declared Independence, it put Great Britain in a financial bind. In order to collect more money, a new property tax was implemented that was based on how many windows your building had. And you paid a significantly higher tax on any windows above 10. Some removed windows and bricked them over in order to avoid paying the extra tax. Others lost their windows because if you were unable to pay your taxes.. they would come and smash out your "surplus" windows.

    And that, is why they blame America.

    Today, even if you wanted to put a window back in, you can't necessarily just do it. A lot of the building form part of protected UNESCO world heritage sites and are required to be left exactly as they are.
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  • Day3

    Ein Bad in Bath

    May 13 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Eine weitere Mission des gestrigen Tages war ein Bad im Badeort Bath zu nehmen. Jörg erfüllte die Aufgabe mit Bravour.

  • Day3

    Der Avon an der Pulteney-Brücke in Bath

    May 24, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Die Brücke wurde nach Frances Pulteney benannt und wurde 1774 erbaut. Sie verband das Land der Pulteneys mit der Stadt. Sie ist eine von nur vier Brücken weltweit, die Shops über die ganze Länge auf beiden Seiten der Brücke haben. (die anderen drei Brücken sind in Italien (Venedig und Florenz) und eine in Deutschland, die Krämerbrücke in Erfurt). Der Avon ist ein 121 km langer Fluss der in Bristol in den Fluss Severn mündet.Read more

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