Re-imaging the city wall

I live in a very old city, the Romans arrived around 55 AD, and scared off the local Celtic tribe. They built a wall around the city they had named Isca Dumnoniorum and left a couple hundred years later. The wall, or about seventy per cent of it is still here. Impressive builders those Romans.

One of the good things about Facebook is all the local groups, one of the ones I follow, Exeter Memories is great for photos of Exeter in the past, it always provokes a lot of ooohs and aaahs and I remember that, but a couple of days ago there was a real treat.

The really talented Jerry Bird posted this photo in the group, and kindly gave me permission to post it here. He’s scanned a drawing of the ancient South Gate, from an old book on Exeter, and superimposed it onto a photo he took. The location, a not very appealing road into the city, was rebuilt quickly after the blitz and sadly looks nothing like this, except for the road markings and the car.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it did?

Jerry has plans to create some more of these images and i can’t wait to see them.

Thank you Jerry for bringing history to life.

 

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge

It’s Leya’s turn this week and she’s picked a theme that could have a million different responses. It could be a regular challenge on it’s own. So, how to choose? really difficult for someone as annoyingly happy as me.

Going places, it just has to be what happiness is!

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Can you see what made me happy?

It’s that time again

Our resident Super Woman is back this month with her December Square Challenge of ‘Time’. As always we are free to interpret the theme in any way we want as long as the photo is square.

I had such a surprise walking through town the other day, apparently it’s that time again,

Where has 2018 gone. time flies doesn’t it? But it’s all relative according to Becky!

Lens Artist’s Challenge: Doors and Doorways

There are lots of intriguing doorways in Marseille. I found this one in the oldest part of the city, Le Panier, an area filled with unique artisan shops and street art, that was first peopled in 600BC by the Greeks.

This was the entrance to a courtyard studio and artists gallery.

Join Tina in this weeks Lens-artist challenge, her doorways are magic!