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Thursday, May 28, 2009

TT #127

Roman Fort

I'm catching up on posting photos--I decided to post them in Thursday Thirteens, rather than in Weekend Updates, since I don't seem to be able to manage to write weekend updates lately. These are from April--spring break. We went to a Roman fort with Carl's mom. The name escapes me, so I can't provide a link. I'll edit it if I remember, or if a Google search is fruitful.

One of the coolest things about this was the perspective I got from and for the Codex Alera books by Jim Butcher--since the humans in the series are descended from a lost Roman legion.

You can always click on the pictures to see a larger version.
Carl's mom, Carl, and Camden standing outside the entrance.
The white section here shows what the entire wall looked like in Roman times--a sign explains that they painted the outside of all the walls to look like white brick, presumably to impress the natives.

the outside of the barracks building
inside a barracks room

some of the buildings inside the fort
the inside of the training/assembly hall
the interior of the courtyard

Roman weapons
an outfitted Roman legionnaire (I keep wanting to spell it "legionare" like in the books--this also made me think of how the First Aleran must look.)

the grounds inside the wall
one of the gates, from the inside of the wall
a partially-excavated section outside the wall

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

  1. Adelle Laudan: Women in the Wind
  2. AD: Flicks that Click!
  3. 13 sides of AD
  4. Susan Helene Gottfried
  5. Julia
  6. You're next!

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Very interesting. Thanks for taking us along. Happy T13!
this is great :)

did two



Cool! I am reading George RR Martin novel right now, and it's full of castles and forts and high walls and stuff. Being able to see these pictures is bringing a lot of the book to life.

Now, to see it in person... I am SO envious of the adventures you go on!
Uhh, yeah. That'd be me using the laptop... Sorry... the keys are smaller!
I enjoy looking at these photos, Darla. It nice to see Carl's mom in one of the photo. Sound like you guys had wonderful time :)
Thanks, Julia! I've gotten a lot better at remembering to take the camera along, so you'll be seeing lots more pictures. This is like the modern version of the vacation slide shows people used to torment their friends with. hehe.
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