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Randee Dawn

Journalist | Author | Storyteller

Archive for June 2004

6.5.04 Hadrian’s Wall Walk: Heddon-on-the-Wall to Wallsend

Alongside the remains of the fort and a faux Roman bathhouse and some wall is this 100-foot space-age tower which overlooks the site and allows visitors to get a semi-aerial perspective. That perspective includes the cranes at the harbor, brightly colored and noisily doing their thing. In one fell swoop you get First Century, Nineteenth Century, and Twenty-First Century. And guess which one is the butt-ugliest?

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6.2-3.04 Hadrian’s Wall Walk: Haltwhistle & Chollerford

I did get pictures of the oddly-named Brocolita, a fenced-off area that has nothing to do with broccoli. It featured the remains of the Roman Temple of Mithras, which was a religion among the soldiers. A bull was sacrificed, and its blood spilled, to revive the earth. No wonder the cows look at me funny.

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