My Illlustrated Travel Journal with Essays about Roman and Mediaeval History and some Geology

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Tired, but it was fun. The museum and park of the Varus Battle are great, especially the park. And the weather didn't listen to the forecast that predicted lots of rain. We got sunshine instead. We also visited some other places, Osnabrück (as mentioned before), the remains of a castle and fortification structure near Osnabrück that is said to have been held by the Saxon leader Widukind, one of Charlemagne's enemies; and the Canoness Chapter at Fischbeck/Weser which has a very old church.

Yes, there will be pics. As soon as my father gets them onto a CD. And not all of them at once; I need some icing for future posts. *grin*

BTW, I got plotbunnies. I knew I would. Damn little buggers.
Sub offer on the blog for today only if you’re interested.

As I’m on a week’s holiday and spending it at home, a game is also on offer if interest is high enough. You’ll need to leave a comment if you want a game to run this week. The game will run from tomorrow until Friday.

Thanks. I've sent you something to rip.
I feel stupid to ask.

What are plotbunnies?
Cute looking little furries with very sharp and pointed teeth. They lurk everywhere (mine prefer historical sites) and will jump at you and stick to your ankle with those pointy teeth just when you already have a writing schedule no sane being can cope with and so don't need ideas for new stories.
Plotbunnies plural, Gabriele? I'll look forward to the photos.
I think two of them will make it. A novel length one about the Varus battle and a novella about the Charlemagne/Widukind conflict.
Ah, now I understand your plot bunnies.
Mine are the type that dissapear into a warren when I'm not looking.
I wish some of mine would disappear into the warren. :)
Wow. I would like to read the Varus one. I, Claudius has just got as far as the Varus disaster, in last night's episode, so it's in my mind at the moment.
Hehe, I thought I'd escape a Varus plotbunny since Iris Kammerer already wrote a trilogy on the subject, but she doesn't have the actual battle. So, when I saw the battlefield, I wanted to write the battle and whupps, a plotbunny stuck to my ankle.
Looking forward to seeing the pix :-) No re-enactors lurking there? I know that some go there.

Ah, naughty plotbunnies ...
They do lurk there sometimes. In fact, on one side it would have been interesting to have some while we visited, but on the other side, they also attract more visitors than usual, and since we were quite early, my father and I had the park more or less for ourselves the first 1 1/2 hours. That's nice, too.
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The Lost Fort is a travel journal and history blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places. It includes essays on Roman and Mediaeval history, as well as some geology, illustrated with photos of old castles and churches, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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