Tuesday, June 18, 2013

HADRIAN's WALL

As usual wherever I go my friends the Romans have been there already even in the UK and they left a lot of traces ! One of them is Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian was born on January 24, 76 A.D. He died on July 10, 138, having been emperor since 117. He was known for his many building projects,

Hadrian's Wall Country stretches across the north of England from the west Cumbrian Roman coastal defences. Hadrian's Wall was built, beginning in 122, and was 117.5 km (73.0 mi) long to keep Roman Britain safe from hostile attacks from the Picts. The Picts were a group of Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic people living in ancient eastern and northern Scotland. Hadrian's wall  was the northernmost boundary of the Roman empire until early in the fifth century.

Today many of the stones have been carted away and recycled into other buildings, but the wall is still there for people to explore and walk along.

We didn't walk along, the bus stopped for half an hour to allow us taking pictures and we just had an overview of the outstanding beautiful landscape.

 Now that we know we can always come back here later.





a little blown away by the wind ! Nevertheless the sun was shining !









A last glance back and we continued our tour.


11 comments:

diane b said...

beautiful countryside and great shots of the wall. We were travelling in a hire car from Scotland to Manchester and I wanted to stop at Hadrian's wall. But we couldn't find it???? More like our drivers (male person s in car) couldn't be bothered to stop and find it. I'm glad I have seen it through you now.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous countryside - I love the wildness up there.

Andrew said...

That is where my partner comes from. It is surprisingly difficult to find and decent length of wall remaining. Well, we found so, without asking.

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - and if Im not mistaken I know where that lake is!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

jabblog said...

Some would say we could still do with Hadrian's Wall to contain the Scots!! (not me, of course)

gracie1961 said...

You have to go overseas to loose trace of the Romans

Loree said...

The scenery is so wild and beautiful. Well, it's rather comforting to know that wherever you go in Europe the Romans have been before.

A Lady's Life said...

Such a pretty country with so much history

Mar said...

The Romans were not on Easter Island...I think! pretty green shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's where I'm really jealous of you === you CAN go back fairly easily. I found the ancient Roman history very interesting when we were in England,.

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