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March 14, 2010

Illuminating Hadrians Wall

Illuminating Hadrians Wall, from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway.

The airborne had the best overall view, but crowds who shrugged off the chill after sunset and clustered round each flare were rewarded with an awesome sense of the past. Flickering into life on the Whin Sill crags, above the twilit forest and marsh to the north, the 500 lights recreated the ancient border between civilisation and the barbarians.

The Guardian calls it a recreation. I call it foreshadowing.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 14, 2010 11:23 AM

Comments

We were up there for the show...but at the end of the night thats all it was...a different kind of bon fire night but with no fire works. Very little seems to have been done to improve understanding about history around here.Time will tell...but i hope that this doesn't go down as a briefly remembered flicker of light in what is truly a beautuful area.

Posted by: Mike Holly [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2010 05:12 AM