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


20.4.13
  Book Tower

Fantasy author Mark Lawrence has asked the readers of his blog to post photos of book towers they created. Well, it sounded like a fun thing to do and so I started hauling Roman themed books, both fiction (easy) and non-fiction (not so easy - I've got some real monsters there; the boxed set of the 2009 Varus Exhibition catalogue weighs in at 6 kg), from the shelves in my flat and created this.

The twin towers of Roman books

Of course, after I had taken the photos and dismantled the tower, I remembered another shelf which held, among others, some German fiction about the Romans and my bilingual editions of Ovid and Vergil. Well, the whole thing looks pretty impressive anyway (the yardstick leaning against the tower shows 1 metre).

And yes, I know some of you will want to peek at the titles. Here we go.
 
Comments:
Love your towers. I see I have a few of the same books as you. :) But not as many!
 
Gabriele, impressive inded! And, BTW, yo've got a very nice and cosy flat (judging by the fragment of the photo) :-) Twin towers! The construction worth the Roman engineers :-)
 
Very impressive!
 
Kasia, yes, I think my flat is very cosy albeit a bit small for all those books I got. ;-)

Constance and Carla, and that's not counting the file folders full of essays about the Romans. And a Medieaval Tower would be even bigger, I suspect.
 
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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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