Category Archives: UNESCO World Heritage site

The Sycamore Gap at Hadrian´s Wall

The postcard this week comes from the Sycamore Gap at Steel Rigg in Northumberland, England. it is a part of Hadrian´s Wall built by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. A film starring Kevin Costner has been filmed at the Sycamore Gap. The picture is taken april 2017 and originally published on From My Horizon.

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Small turret by Steel Rigg

The postcard this week comes from Steel Rigg on Hadrian´s wall. I made the mistake to climb the cliff and became dizzy. Before I climbed back down I took this view of a tiny turret on Hadrian´s wall. The picture is taken in april 2017.

Housesteads

The postcard this week comes from Housesteads on Hadrian´s wall in Northumbria in England. When you have a large empire to rule you need to have order and a standard layout was used on most forts in the Roman empire, adapted of course to the place where they were built. In the picture above one can see remnants of the buildings of the Roman fort at Housesteads in Northumbria, England.The wall was built by the Romans in the second decade AC. The picture is taken april 2017.

Christmas Market in Tallinn

In december 2015 we went to Tallinn to visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site – the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia. We went around on the medieval streets on Toompea and looked at the old buildings and visited the Christmas market.


Stonehenge

Today is midsummer in Sweden and I have read that on midsummer solstice on the 21st of June  you are allowed inside the stonecircle at Stonehenge so the postcard this week comes from Stonehenge which is an eternal mystery to people on earth. Why was it built and by whom? What purpose was it meant to serve? More than a million people from all around the world visit Stonehenge every year enchanted by the mystery of the stones. The picture is taken on easter 2017.