Monday, March 18, 2013

Oct 2012: An ancient roman mosaic St Albans #1

So after visiting the Secret Nuclear Bunker, I took Ma Baba to St. Albans. This one is about when we saw an extraordinarily beautiful roman mosaic.

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Parked the car and went for a walk

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we could see the cathedral in the distance

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lovely day

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and a blaze of red.., we moved into the roman mosaic display building

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St. Albans was previously a roman settlement, this mosaic was unearthed

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extraordinarily beautiful, it took 2 seasons to fully lay these cubes down in the geometric patterns…

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this was built over a hypoclaust, the roman internal underfloor heating system

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what they found out

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It was a lovely lovely day to be out

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Ma pointing at something

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the old Roman walls..

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lovely looking lake

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Ma observing the quiet day pass by

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beautifully laid out

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a tiny stream

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fascinating way they laid out the stream upstream

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An old old inn

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Small piece of history..very nice.

we move on to the cathedral proper..

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