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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Wall Photo Sequence (1)

This day, the Tuesday, was the day the Wall revealed itself in all its stunning glory. I'll let the photos do the talking. Please click on the pics to enlarge...


Figure in a landscape


Wild open spaces


The Whin Sill


Enough Wall here for  even the most ardent Wall seeker


Farmstead with sheep


Housesteads Roman Fort


Housesteads Roman Fort


Housesteads Roman Fort


Housesteads Roman Fort - the granary


Housesteads Roman Fort


Housesteads Roman Fort


Housesteads Roman Fort - the granary


Battling the elements (1)


Battling the elements (2)


Sycamore Gap

14 comments:

Gerry Snape said...

Really enjoyed the photos of Northumberland and the wall.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

That's truly wonderful. Since my lady cannot leave all us animals to go walking in the UK and elsewhere she lives through your blog. Thank you. Roman Britain is something that she loves to read about and see photographs of.

George said...

Great photos, Robert! This truly was the best segment of the walk. Love the Sycamore Gap shot. If the weather had been better, I would have enjoyed lingering around that area a little longer.

You would think that I would be ready to get on to something other than long-distance walking. It's quite the opposite, however. Seeing these photos every day or so has the gears of my mind working overtime, considering options for the next adventure.

Ruth said...

Just gorgeous! The green slips into my very soul and eases all my worries. The shapes and patterns of the land are unusual and fascinating.

Walking the wall is something. Imagine building it! (Well, I bet you have.)

Friko said...

Wonderful pictures, Robert. I wish I could have joined for a bit of the walk, but seeing, how wrapped up you walkers were, perhaps I was better off in a cosy study, blogging.

Actually, if you and George want to do something similar, come to Offa's Dyke. The scenery is fantastic.

Dominic Rivron said...

Great to see the bits I missed. It's a good job you and George had a camera - I didn't. Great too to supplement blogging with 3-D interaction.

Definitely inspired to walk the whole wall now.


Off the subject, climbed Helvellyn the other day. I should do it more often.

Bonnie said...

Incredible to think of standing on such historique grounds. When you stand amidst the ruins of a previous civilization it is a sobering reminder of how insignificant we are. The breath-taking earth tapestry all around you there must help temper any such thoughts.

Thanks for sharing these Robert and including George in a couple of the shots.

Timecheck said...

Ah yes, I knew the elements were lurking. Still,looks like a wonderful adventure. Adding it to our list.

Debora said...

I've been following your blog from afar for awhile. Just had to comment on this post...it's spectacular. I am so envious of the walking trails in Britain. Perhaps someday I'll come over and see these sights for myself!

The Weaver of Grass said...

If you run the photos past fairly quickly it is an easy way of 'walking' the wall.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for visiting, Gerry ...

Glad your lady is enjoying the walk, Isobelle ...

Yes, it was a special part of the path, George, wasn't it? You're just the same as me - always planning the next walk and seeking the next adventure!

The shapes and patterns, the tints and colours under those shifting skies were truly amazing, Ruth ...

Friko: that was the 'worst' day weather-wise, Friko - no rain after that. Offa's Dyke often tempts me. Particularly if you are offering tea and cake?

Love your concept of '3-D interaction', Dominic! Helvellyn is a wonderful mountain.

Thanks for your comment, Bonnie ... Empires come, and empires go, and such historical awareness does indeed 'put us in our place'.

Timecheck (Ralph): you and Susan would love that walk, I'm sure ...

And Deborah, welcome, and thanks for following along! We are blessed in the UK with so many wonderful public footpaths and walking trails.

Weaver (Pat): actual walks, cyber-walks, vicarious walks, photo-walks, mind-walks - all good ...

ksam said...

Can almost smell the greenness of it! And appreciate the weather..from the comfort of my chair for today!

Arija said...

What an undertaking to walk the wall!
Wonderful photographic diary of the various delightful falls of land you walked through. We are privileged to see your trek with you. Thank you for sharing your great adventure.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks so much for your comments, Karin & Arija.