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Driving to York today with Ruth and Charlie we stopped to view Hadrian's Wall at two locations. Maps 1-2. An 83 year old woman riding nearby said that on a clear day you can see it to the horizon. Running virtually from coast to coast we realise the Romans were making a serious effort to keep the Scots out of their domain. Not a lot has changed in 2000 years has it. We are still building walls either virtually or in other ways to keep others out. Thanks to Charlie for the long ...
... trains were so opulent it was hard to believe. Some of the carriages were designed for royalty so it makes sense. Great little museum, something different. An interesting part was seeing the live screens form the switching control room at the nearby York railway station and seeing the trains come past the building. On the way back I walked along the city walls. These walls used to surround the (much smaller) city in the Roman days. Not all of it remains, but ...
... glass and sculptures including monkeys around the boarders of the stained glass. We then went to the York museum, which was recommended by Lonely Planet due to the huge number of roman artefacts found. The museum contains items from the Bronze Age, to roman occupation, the Vikings and medieval times. A lot of the items have been found around burial sites. We then went for a walk around the streets ...
Today we had a long drive south to our last stop, York. We didn't have much time to stop along the way to see anything very exciting. The journey was made even longer by roadworks going on along the motor way. We had a quick stop for lunch before getting to York. Our main job for the day was finding a post office to send a box back to Australia with our shopping. We've been told that unless we ...
... riders and displays look like they have
There were so many shiny items in cases, on posed displays and in contextual diorama's that it was 4pm before I knew it, and I had to head off to my next destination before it got dark.
I'm off to London again.
M1 all the way, well until I hit the blockade of road maintenance..
I mean, what sort of authority does roadwork on a road it's using as a diversion for the highway roadwork??