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Travel Photo: The Roman Walls at Verulamium – St. Albans, UK

Over two thousand years ago, on the spot where I took this photo, a Roman soldier or citizen may have stood. This was the thought that was running through my head as I visited the large, historic Verulamium Park, located in one of UK’s oldest towns, St. Albans.

All that remains of the Roman city Verulamium are the crumbling Roman walls, the remains of a theatre and a hypocaust under a mosaic floor (you can visit this in a small covered building int he middle of the park.

Many of the stones from the crumbling Roman walls at Verulamium ended up being used in building St. Albans Cathedral (seen in the distance).

Nearby is the highly-recommended Verulamium Museum which includes finds from this area from Roman and Iron Age times. The museum helps bring to life what the city looked like over the ages.

Roman walls at Verulamium - the lake and park

Photo taken: August 1, 2008

2 comments

  1. Crazy when you think about stuff like that, eh?

    When we were in London a few years ago, we had a couple drinks where Shakespeare used to hang out. Crazy!

    • What I truly enjoy about the UK is its long history and many buildings that remain from so long ago. We unfortunately don’t have too much of that in Toronto. Most buildings are torn down and replaced by condos or office buildings.

      Do you remember the place where Shakespeare hung out?

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