|Old and new|
|Hadrian's Wall at top of cliff (not the|
drystone pasture walls)
Hadrian’s Wall was built at the command of Roman emperor Hadrian in A.D. 122, in order to protect the empire he had established in what is now England from being invaded by Scots from the north. The wall ran for some 75 miles, was 10 feet wide and 15 feet high. My route did not run along the wall, so I really didn’t get to see it; rather, I passed through a break in the wall which was probably the result of centuries of removal of building blocks to be used in other building construction. Why quarry new rocks when the Romans did the work for you centuries earlier?
|Indira and Fran|
|Old bicycles become flower pots|
(enlarge to view pedals)
© 2011 Ken Klug