05 November 2010

Flashback Friday

The first time I went to England, I didn't have an opportunity to go far enough north to reach Hadrian's wall.  This wall is the furthest line of the Roman occupation under the emperor Hadrian.  It was begun in 122 AD.  It was 80 Roman miles in width, about 117 kilometers.

I sat there fascinated that centuries of people have come through that same space.  All different cultures, backgrounds, and with varying purpose.  While we were there many hikers also came by.  There is a bus that tours the area and will take you to the stops from one end of the wall to the other.  Or, if you are so inclined, you can take advantage of the friendly English view of sharing land, and walk the path yourself.


At this location the remains of a fort are used as a history stop and the people tell stories and play historical instruments and music.  So lovely.

I will definitely return to this area and explore further down the wall.  I'm sure there are many more stories for me to read and hear.

Linking to The Adventures of Christopher and Tia for Flashback Friday.  Won't you come visit?


M.E.

10 comments:

Christopher And Tia said...

I wish I knew more about History. I somehow didn't retain any of the information that I learned in school. My husband is currently taking a college history class. I'm going to make him share everything that he learns with me.

Great flashback :)

Janis said...

wow, sounds like a very interesting place. I love to visit historical places.

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful scenery and I am sure walking that wall would be a wonderful journey!

Ashley said...

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Stacey said...

Sounds like a great place - that is a really beautiful place & picture!

Grace said...

thanks for the nice comment on my blog. that picture is awesome!

Suzanne said...

beautiful pictures, some day I hope to get over to Europe and see all the history.

Heidi said...

Love the lines in the wall photo!

lisaschaos said...

What a wonderful spot to contemplate history. Lovely images!

Katie said...

Wow, that is so cool! 122 AD?!?! I can't even begin to imagine the millions of people who have stood in that spot!