The bath was Roman and quite unlike anything Julian had ever seen before. At first he was struck by the imposing columns all around the rectangular pool. Each column was linked to the next by a perfect archway and the curved ceiling was inlaid with gold. The water itself was as blue as glacier run-off, and he wondered if it was also mineralized. The stone was cold beneath his bare feet and he shivered a little in his swim shorts, but at least he wasn't expected to bath naked as they did in ancient Rome.