Posted by agt3 on April 23, 1998 at 21:23:29:
In response to The Pump Room, written by D'Anne on April 23, 1998 at 18:08:13
The Pump Room is a building, along with several others, over the hot mineral springs that caused the Romans to give the town the name they did.
The ruins of the original Roman temple and bathworks under the Georgian buildings are still there. Warm mineral water flows into a fountain that people still drink from inside the Pump Room. The Room itself is simply a large room that fashionable people used as a gathering place when the rich congregated in Bath during Jane's time. It's interesting to note that Jane offers no word of explanation about the Pump Room, assuming that her audience would know exactly what she is referring to. On a personal note, I can tell you that the the temple ruins, along with the Pump Room, and the town of Bath in general, are exceptionally interesting and well worth a visit.
- There's a restaurant now in the old Pump Room Constanza 21:11:07 4/28/98 (0)
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