Turkish baths

This morning, we went to a Turkish bath.  History fact: all over Budapest, there are hot springs, some of which the Turkish were able to build baths like this one over.  This bath had a 42°, 32°, 30°, and something° pool. The main pool was an ” I don’t know”°.  Plus, there were bucket showers that were f-REE-zing cold!  The baths were also really stinky: since they were over springs, the sulphur in the ground came up and made it STINKY!!!!!!  The  main pool had a dome over it and the dome had different coloured small circle skylights all over it.

Me and Dad in the main pool

Dome over main pool

Rudas bath dome from outside

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Aquincum

Hello!  Aquincum is a ruined Roman town  in Budapest [in Buda, on the north side].  They are really cool!  I liked the public bath ruins the most!  There are also lots of ruined houses and baths and such.  Fact: a lot of buildings were HUGE!!!!  Some of the houses were so big, I bet you could fit Pincher’s Public Pool [minus the hot tub and kiddy pool, or maybe not], or maybe even two pools inside one!  There were also a couple private baths with a cold pool, a warm pool, and a hot pool [plus a changing room]!   There were viewing things that, when you look through them, you can see what it would have looked like before the town was ruined.  On the buildings, there were red lines that indicated what was original and what had been reconstructed: original on the bottom, reconstructed on the top.  In the baths, there would have been heated floors, under which steam traveled through to heat the floors.  [We saw the ruins of that.]

In the museum of artifacts, there were mosaics that the excavators dug up, but my favourite artifact was a piece of silver that was pounded flat, a magic saying inscribed on it, folded up, and put in a tiny case.

I also met twin kitties! [“kitties” as in cats]  Adorable!!!  [I bet they weren’t twins, ’cause they looked ready for battle, but they sure looked like they were twins!!!!!]

Also, we all got cards with which we could play games.  Play games, as in move your hands so that the sensor picks up the actions and the smart board-ish thing moves in response to the actions.  There were also puzzles that you had to put things together [with your hands, not moving your hands for a sensor].

Bye bye!

 

P.S.  Aquincum was a border town for the Roman Empire.

Aquincum

Separating line above my head

In-floor heating

Mosaic on changeroom floor

Me looking through the viewer

What it looked like

Mosaic dolphin

Ancient statue head

Me making a mosaic

Ancient jewels

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