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Nagoya Metro

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It is quite amazing the order amongst people waiting for the metro in Nagoya, Japan. Waiting in orderly queues and when the train arrives everybody steps aside and let everybody exit the train before entering. The yellow marks notes the place where the door will be when the train has stopped. In some places I also saw white lines on the floor that marked the queue. Not the wild west of Swedish metros and train stations where everybody tries to enter the train before the people leaving the train has really left the train. I was very impressed.

Just now it is much more chaos when going aboard the local bus in Malmö, Sweden,  where I live as they have closed the front door which was the entrance to the bus before to protect the bus driver so people have to board and and get off the bus on the other doors which has led to more crowding when boarding and getting off. So I wish for the discipline of these folks queuing to board the train.

London Tube – in another time

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In the beginning of June 2019 my daughter and I spent a few days in London spending our days at Camden, with parrots and squirrels in Kensington Gardens and looking at murals in central London. This picture is from one of the stations in central London, though I can´t place it as I am only a visitor to London now and then. I can imagine that it looks quite different now without the crowds in the current corona pandemic lockdown.

London Underground Station at Canary Wharf – in another time

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In the beginning of June 2019 my daughter and I spent a few days in London at a hotel at Canary Wharf, spending our days at Camden, with parrots and squirrels in Kensington Gardens and looking at murals in central London. This picture is from Canary Wharf Underground Station. It is not a crowded picture,  but still from another time than the current with corona pandemic lockdown.

Sheep by Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport

 

IMG_1700.jpgThis view of a field with sheeps on it is taken by Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport  and hides the remnants of a Roman fort. One can see the irregularities on the field in the grass. The picture is from april 2017.

This was to us a journey of a lifetime. My husband suggested in the beginning of the 1980s that we should bike and camp along Hadrian´s wall but it never came to be. In 2017 I suggested we try the trip but this time in a rented cottage and by car. Many thanks to our son without whom this memorable journey wouldn´t have been possible. We saw all of the excavated big forts and much of the smaller remnants from Maryport in the west to Wall´s End in the east of Hadrian´s Wall.

To the memory of my husband who shared the journey along Hadrian´s wall in april 2017.

Vindolanda

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The picture above is taken on what once was the edge of the Roman Empire at Vindolanda in Northern England where a fort was built as a part of Hadrian´s wall to guard the Roman Empire from the barbarians north of Hadrian´s wall. People came from Turkey, Mesopotamia, Tunisia, Gaul, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Romania, Italy and many more places to northern England to serve the Roman military. Britons on the other hand served on the eastern border of the Roman Empire in Romania and Thracia.

This was to us a journey of a lifetime. My husband suggested in the beginning of the 1980s that we should bike and camp along Hadrian´s wall but it never came to be. In 2017 I suggested we try the trip but this time in a rented cottage and by car. Many thanks to our son without whom this memorable journey wouldn´t have been possible. We saw all of the excavated big forts and much of the smaller remnants from Maryport in the west to Wall´s End in the east of Hadrian´s Wall.

To the memory of my husband who shared the journey along Hadrian´s wall in april 2017.

On the road to Urchfont

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This picture is taken from the car on the road to our rented cottage in Urchfont in Wiltshire, England after a day out in april 2017.

This was to us a journey of a lifetime. My husband suggested in the beginning of the 1980s that we should bike and camp along Hadrian´s wall but it never came to be. In 2017 I suggested we try the trip but this time in a rented cottage and by car. Many thanks to our son without whom this memorable journey wouldn´t have been possible. We spent the first week in southern England where my daughter lived at the time visiting among other places Stonehenge, Salisbury, Portsmouth and the site of a roman town where we also saw a small amphitheatre at Silchester. In northern England we saw all of the excavated big forts and much of the smaller remnants from Maryport in the west to Wall´s End in the east of Hadrian´s Wall.

To the memory of my husband who shared the journey to England in april 2017.