Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Illuminating Hadrian's Wall Followup! Get your fix here!
I must admit that I'm feeling quite flat today after all the excitement at the weekend. So to cheer myself up I've been looking around at various sites to see what everyone has been posting about The Hadrian's Wall Illumination:
Here's a slideshow at Flikr which shows the helicopter flying over: click here
and an incredibly long one here. There are about 450 odd photos. You can fast forward through it. I didn't get all the way through it but I did spot a few photos of one of my neighbours sat in Greenhead village. The ones towards the end of the Roman soldiers over at Bowness look fascinating.
I liked a good slew of them over at Facebook: Illuminating the Wall. Click here for those.
I couldn't download it but there is a 30 second aerial footage of the night here.
A very impressive 7.5 minute Illuminating Hadrian's Wall film at You Tube can be found here. It's my favourite and very mesmerising!
Righty ho....now onwards and upwards...What's next for me? Two courses organised by Hadrian's Wall Heritage Ltd. They run a whole series of them each Spring for owners of local businesses and I've got one tomorrow at The Great North Museum on Latin inscriptions. The next one is on Monday about the Mithraic temple on the Wall. A couple more follow in the next month or so.
After that I blow the dust off my Vindolanda notes. I've got to kick the memory back into action and think about how I do my tours there for the Easter hols. They're in the process of a £6 million renovation both at Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum. I'll have to get myself down both places to take a look. Can't wait!
(I'll also be continuing to write up my banking reminiscences just as soon as I can...)