One day the past week we did visit the annual Medieval Week Fair in Visby town at Gotland Island, Sweden. The sight I enjoyed the most at the fair this year was the medieval bath scene “Katarina with the vat”.

gotland-medieval-bath scene, Visby, Sweden

    Katarina and her colleague offered baths as follows:

  • Total bath with birch branches and soap 10 coins
  • Foot bath 5 coins
  • Brushed on your back by young maid 2 coins
  • Brushed on your back by old maid 1 coin

This photo below is one of my favorite travel photos. It got such an ancient look….

gotland-medieval-bath, Visby, Sweden

What do you say? Need a proper scrub? *lol*

You can see more Visby medieval photos 2011 by Lifecruiser at Flickr.

Lifecruiser Medieval Visby Events

1 Comment on “Travel Photo: Medieval Bath”

    Gattina said:

    Wow, bathing apparently doesn’t help to loose weight, lol !
    Are you still on the island ?

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