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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

London Wall

The Romans built a wall in the 2nd century around what was then called Londinium. The wall continued to be developed until the 4th century. On completion it was 3 miles long. It wasn't until the 18th century that substantial demolition began in order to make way for modern expansion of the city. The blitz during WWII saw much of central London destroyed.

There are still parts of the wall as in this picture that can be found around the area close to the museum of London and around Tower Hill.

11 comments:

H said...

I didn't know this! Thank you! I must investigate next time I am down :)

Angie said...

Amazing that there is still some of the wall left!

Boom Nisanart said...

This is interesting and your angle for this shot is cool !

jabblog said...

Most interesting!

Karine said...

Great history and a great shot, thanks for sharing!

T. Becque said...

Fantastic history - thanks!

The Lone Beader® said...

Very cool. I love the bits of Roman history in and around London!

/t. said...

love this
juxtaposition
nature + man structure,
the leaf green and stone grey

nice one, mo

× × ×

/t.

Caroline said...

The magic of London ...

Witness said...

Magical!

Anonymous said...

appena tornerò a londra cercherò questo posto.....un popolo fantastico i romani bye elisabetta

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