Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall stood as the northern edge of the Roman Empire for hundreds of years.  For the next thousand years it functioned as a quarry.  Surrendering it’s stones to Cathedrals,  Castles and farms.

Amazingly, there is still some wall left.  More than enough to give you a feel for the place.  So much wall is left that people routinely hike the length of it (about 70 miles).  It is the biggest attraction in this part of the world.

As mentioned in the last entry this is a difficult climate.  The latitude means the summer days are long but the reality is that many of the long days are filled with wind and rain.

No sunflowers here.  This is a land of rivers, relics and sheep.  The Scots certainly don’t like the idea but it is easy to understand why Hadrian thought this was as far north as he wanted to go.  And for rugged beauty you can’t beat it.

Welcome to the north of England.


About Paul and Karen Brisson

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5 Responses to Hadrian’s Wall

  1. Wanda Cooper says:

    Paul and Karen:
    Love it. Nothing in the world more peaceful than the quiet countryside. Idyllic setting for sheep and humans with Mother Nature at her best!

  2. Deborah says:

    Love it too! Love the sheep and the beautiful countryside. Got a sense of the wind with the camera picking it up. I think you have had a great summer from the looks of it.

  3. Liz says:

    We were thinking about purchasing a washer and dryer and lo and behold there is an ad!! Can you be counting your sheep and your chickens at the same time?? One hopes the trip can be continued!!
    Good Job!!

  4. Don says:

    Nice, very pastoral.


  5. Don says:

    Nice framing of the building with the trees. Good zoom to a wide angle shot at the end. That wide angle could have lasted a bit longer before the fade.
    Overall, one of your better blendings of travelog and slow tv.

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