Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology


15.7.07
  Let's Go Swimming

The third Battle Writing Workshop post is up, and the third picture post follows - just for fun. This time it's some Roman baths at the Hadrian's Wall.

Cilurnum (Chesters), view from the bath to the river Tyne

And proof that the sun shines in Britannia, sometimes. It was a lovely day. I sat in the grass and had some tea while enjoying the view.


Cilurnum, anteroom of the bath

The other side from where I sat. The niches are not clothes' lockers, but places where statues would have stood.


One of the baths at Vindolanda, remains of the heating system

Though the sky was overcast, it was warm enough I'd have enjoyed a nice swim in a cool pool. Well, I got one in Haltwhistle public pool the other day. There's nothing better than an evening swim with the sun peeking out from the clouds and sparkling on the water.
 
Comments:
Awesome pictures. I didn't get to see the wall, but I did spend quite a bit of time in Bath. I saw the baths there, went through them, and took a cool picture of Bath Abbey (also with proof that England does indeed have sunny days). Thanks for sharing them with us.
 
Bath is one of the places I want to see - as is Canterbury, Winchester and a dozen others. And Wales. Why can't I win the lottery already? But no, the win goes to silly guys who buy a lot of cars, have a lot of parties, and after two years nothing is left of the money and they have to sell the cars. ;)
 
I didn't make it to Canterbury or Winchester, but I did travel through Wales (when you do get the chance to go, travel by train, the scenery is amazing- oh and try to make it to Hay-on-Wye, it's a small town close to the border with England that has like 41 used book stores).
 
Great photos, Gabriele. I haven't seen this part of the wall. Hubby and I worked in London for six years and managed to see quite a bit of the country while we were there. It might not always be sunny but it's very green! I adored Ireland. The scenery reminded me of home.
 
Oh yes, the green grass was amazing.

Though this year the one in my garden is pretty green, too - we had more than out share of rain. ;)
 
I've been to Bath and Wales, but not north Wales yet which is where I really want to go. :-)
 
But... but where are the sheep?? :)

Nice photos. Just add some computer generated 'what it used to look like' drawings on top and you're all set.
 
Wales would be cool - lots of castles and sheep, lol, but I'm afraid that place would give me plotbunnies. And then I'd have to research names with lots of l, g, and y, with the occasional w thrown in.

Constance,
I do that mentally. :)
 
~~sigh~
Fabulous photos, Gabriele. Thank you.
 
Bernita,
you should travel to Europe and see some of those old stones yourself. :)
 
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Miscellaneous musings of an aspiring Historical Fiction author. Illustrated essays on Roman, Dark Age and Mediaeval history, Mediaeval literature, and Geology. Some poetry translations and writing stuff. And lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes from Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States.

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