#time square

This photo was going to be my Wordless Wednesday, but I realised how it marked the passing of time.

20181122_153726 (002)When I was in my teens, I remember the archaeological dig in front of the cathedral, but I didn’t realise the significance of the Roman baths they exposed and then covered over. Now I wish I’d taken more notice. A few years ago, the city made a bid for lottery funding to open up the baths, but it failed, so I don’t suppose I’ll get to see them.

Becky has glowing square sunsets today!

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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.

 

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!

Matron’s office all stitched up

A few weeks ago I went to Wild About Wool, an event at Poltimore house. One of the things that touched me was the room that had been the Matron’s office. It had been decorated by some of the people showing their yarn work, both knitting and crochet.

It would be lovely if the decorations could stay in place while rebuilding continues, the room needs cheering up.