Category Archives: ancient architecture

A Transylvanian Castle : Past Squares 25

This is Bran Castle, often stated to be Dracula’s castle but it has only superficial associations with Vlad the Impaler (the claimed inspiration for Stoker’s creation). The castle dates from the 14th century. Against a rich blue, almost cloudless sky,

A Transylvanian Castle : Past Squares 25

This is Bran Castle, often stated to be Dracula’s castle but it has only superficial associations with Vlad the Impaler (the claimed inspiration for Stoker’s creation). The castle dates from the 14th century. Against a rich blue, almost cloudless sky,

An aqueduct, and then some – Past Squares 13

More Roman stuff….Many years ago, well probably about 50, my father told me about this amazing bridge with no railings high above a valley. And being the adventurous child that I was, I wanted to go. Fast forward to 1982,

An aqueduct, and then some – Past Squares 13

More Roman stuff….Many years ago, well probably about 50, my father told me about this amazing bridge with no railings high above a valley. And being the adventurous child that I was, I wanted to go. Fast forward to 1982,

Another Roman theatre – Past Squares 12

This one in Orange, Provence. I saw this in the early ’80s, and was most impressed by the sheer scale of the thing: Linked to Past squares at Becky’s here

Another Roman theatre – Past Squares 12

This one in Orange, Provence. I saw this in the early ’80s, and was most impressed by the sheer scale of the thing: Linked to Past squares at Becky’s here

A shadow of its former self – Past Squares 8

…but still rather imposing. The ancient theatre of Taormina on Sicily. initially a place for classical theatre, it grew into an ampitheatre for hosting combat events between men an wild beasts. From the theatre seats there is an imposing view

A shadow of its former self – Past Squares 8

…but still rather imposing. The ancient theatre of Taormina on Sicily. initially a place for classical theatre, it grew into an ampitheatre for hosting combat events between men an wild beasts. From the theatre seats there is an imposing view

Bridge

An old one for this….probably my favourite bridge, strictly speaking an aqueduct – the Pont du Gard near Remoulins in Provence, a truly majestic site. This image, taken in the evening light, was scanned from a transparency taken in 1989

Bridge

An old one for this….probably my favourite bridge, strictly speaking an aqueduct – the Pont du Gard near Remoulins in Provence, a truly majestic site. This image, taken in the evening light, was scanned from a transparency taken in 1989

Perspective (14) – What the Romans Saw

Well, just one tiny part of their empire. As I have never been to Rome (yes, really…..the closest I got was Fiumcino airport), I thought I would show the interior walkway through another coliseum type thing (at Nimes) – Linked

Perspective (14) – What the Romans Saw

Well, just one tiny part of their empire. As I have never been to Rome (yes, really…..the closest I got was Fiumcino airport), I thought I would show the interior walkway through another coliseum type thing (at Nimes) – Linked

Far from home…

In another world….I was trying to find an old post I did on some ruins in Virginia Water, and even had fellow bloggger Margaret on the fruitless search….I must have imagined posting After all, it is a decade ago that

Far from home…

In another world….I was trying to find an old post I did on some ruins in Virginia Water, and even had fellow bloggger Margaret on the fruitless search….I must have imagined posting After all, it is a decade ago that

One Word Sunday: Overlap

How’s this for a bit of overlap? I was looking out from one of the rooms in the Real Alcazar and it appeared that all the columns in the courtyard were layering over each other from that angle: Linked to

One Word Sunday: Overlap

How’s this for a bit of overlap? I was looking out from one of the rooms in the Real Alcazar and it appeared that all the columns in the courtyard were layering over each other from that angle: Linked to