Reasons for bathing | Having fun


Bathing serves several purposes:

* Hygiene, and the physical appearance of cleanliness
* Decontamination from chemical, biological, nuclear or other exposure-type hazards.
* Recreation
* Therapy (e.g. hydrotherapy), healing, rehabilitation from injury or addiction, relaxation (e.g. Blessed Rainy Day)
* Religious, or, less frequently, other ceremonial rites (e.g. Baptism, Mikvah)
* Celebration and socialization, e.g. running through fountains after winning the World Series, or jumping through a hole cut in the ice over a lake on New Year's Eve.
* Ensuring people are free of certain items such as weapons or other contraband: In Chicago, Russian baths were a safe meeting place for rival gang leaders. Weapons are difficult to conceal on a nearly naked body. If the meeting resulted in reconciliation, the gangs would meet upstairs for bagels, cream cheese and borscht.[1] Many homeless shelters, and almost all prisons have an intake facility or intake process that includes a supervised shower with change of clothes to ensure that no contraband or contamination enters the facility.

Bathing is usually done in a bath (i.e. a place designed for bathing), but may also be done in places not specifically designed for the purpose, such as rooftops (sunbathing), a lake or river.

One town known for its baths is Bath (known during ancient Roman times as Aquae Sulis), a Roman city in England famous for healing hydrothermal springs. It was a popular resort town for the wealthy from Elizabethan to Georgian times.

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34 kommentarer:

Tunes Photo sa...

Veldig artig innlegg!

Lene sa...

Hahaha :) Dette "badet" blir åkke som en klassiker - i sort hvitt, sågar som i røde støvler og regnfrakk ;)

Ha en strålende dag ;)

John sa...

But did she go in the water?

Aileni sa...

Nice to have a purely fun post. I am full of cold and antibiotics - you have cheered me up.

webruci sa...

Tanja, you are funny in this weekend:-))
I just love your post! Aileni is right, is cheer me up in my birthday:-)
Beautiful!

ha fin dag.
Robert

AKO sa...

Vilken rolig (i svensk mening) text som du har skrivit ihop till veckans svartvita bild. Jag sitter fortfarande och ler. :) Bra bild till också!

webruci sa...

Thank's Tanja:-)
My girls is all exciting with the cake:-))

Sylvia sa...

That looks a little chilly. I'm glad you are going to bath with your clothes on!

John sa...

Flott komponert bilder med morsom tekst til. LoL
Ja dere får ta dere en fototur til Oslo. Det er mange motiver der også :)

linselyst sa...

Sjarmerende, Tanja :O) synes du har fanget mange flotte motiver i det siste, det er veldig inspirerende å se bildene dine :o))

Kristoffer sa...

Hehe, arti bilde, men så litt kaldt ut..

Elisabeth sa...

Love this fun shot...looks chilly...brrrrr. Thanks so much for sharing this delightful, whimsical image.

Rune (Bildebloggen) sa...

Råstilig bilde, var innertier i s/h syntes jeg, knallinnlegg! :o)

diane sa...

That is an off puting photo, like drinking out of a fur cup.

diane sa...

Great photos on your blog.

RuneE sa...

Modellen sin skulle være utstyrt for det meste _ et skikkelig artig påfunn!!

PS Takk for kommentaren. Bildet er fra en bro i Dyreparken i Kristiansand.

~Just me again~ sa...

LOL, nice pic. Love the lil tidbits on bathing. ;)

Lucy Corrander sa...

Like this a lot more than the colour versions. The colour versions do look fun - but, in black and white, this image is disconcerting and I appreciate that.

Lucy

Danton sa...

This is one of those posts that photo and information compliments each other. Very nice.

Carver sa...

I love the shot and a fun post.

Shadow sa...

oooo, the pleasure of languishing in water....

Della sa...

Inspirerande bild. Jag tror jag ska gå ut och ta en bad.

Anne sa...

Koser meg virkelig her inne denne dagen, superflottbåde ord og bilder!!

michael bird sa...

Lovely funny. Had to read the whole thing, too. And the photo is worth revisiting a time or two.

ElinSire sa...

Veldig bra! Disse bildene er jo bare helt utrolig kule :)

Svenn Inge sa...

Hehe, knallbra !

Nina sa...

Otroligt charmig och kul bild!

Arya sa...

Helt rå! Så utrolig kreativ at jeg blir helt misunnelig!!

Dina ... UK sa...

Too funny, love it...:-)
The baths in Bath looked really green last time I saw them a couple of years ago....
Full of bacteria...lol

Regina sa...

Awesome!

Daryl sa...

Fun

Robin sa...

What a funny shot, very whimsical. I love it.

Muffin sa...

Veldig stilig bilde! :) Jeg liker setupen. Jeg fikk IKKE lyst til å hoppe uti! ;P

Charlotte - FO² sa...

HAHA, så utrolig bra!!!