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Room With A View

From the Roman Fort at Hardknott

 

The fort was built on a rocky spur giving a superb view over the River Esk in both upper and lower Eskdale, and protecting Hardknott Pass.  The ruins have been commonly known in recent times as Hardknott Fort or Hardknott Castle, but are identified from the Ravenna Cosmography as the Mediobogdo fort (or more correctly Mediobogdum), situated along the road between the forts of Galava (Ambleside), and Glannoventa (Ravenglass).

 

Built between about 120 and 138, the fort was abandoned during the Antonine advance into Scotland during the mid-2nd century. The fort was reoccupied around 200 and continued in use until the last years of the 4th century.

 

~from Wikipedia

 

The Lake District

Northern England

March 18, 2015

 

 

Room With A View

From the Roman Fort at Hardknott

 

The fort was built on a rocky spur giving a superb view over the River Esk in both upper and lower Eskdale, and protecting Hardknott Pass.  The ruins have been commonly known in recent times as Hardknott Fort or Hardknott Castle, but are identified from the Ravenna Cosmography as the Mediobogdo fort (or more correctly Mediobogdum), situated along the road between the forts of Galava (Ambleside), and Glannoventa (Ravenglass).

 

Built between about 120 and 138, the fort was abandoned during the Antonine advance into Scotland during the mid-2nd century. The fort was reoccupied around 200 and continued in use until the last years of the 4th century.

 

~from Wikipedia

 

The Lake District

Northern England

March 18, 2015

 

 

comments (13)

This is a lovely picture E. I think the lakes have inspired you smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Bill! I do find my muse there... smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2015, 06:13
A fine study of a forbidding landscape
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Chris!
What a fabulous picture Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Richard!
That sure is some view
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it though!
A lovely view from a great place, Ell', Scafell, and Scafell pike in the distance. good shot.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I loved it, there, Frank! Thank you for the identification - I knew you'd know!
What a barren landscape! I would expect some houses. Beautiful colours.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it something?! There isn't a lot of open land in England - but up in The Lake District you can find quite a bit! I, too, love the colors the Earth offers up!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Apr 2015, 11:33
You have captured the site even better than the Romans did, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Perhaps with a little more respect smile
I like the brightness of the far peaks compared with the dull light in the valley below.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Brian - yes the sun was waxing and waning... smile
a great view of this landscape.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Ayush - you can feel on top of the world, some places in "The Lakes"!
They definitely had a superb view Elizabeth. Interesting history
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed they did - I hope they appreciated it! smile
I am still in awe of structures so old. We Americans just don't get that, do we?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too Hollie! I'm awed at the age of some of these places! Of course, I don't have far to go, to find some ancient Anasazi & Pueblo ruins dating back to 700 AD!
it truly is a wonderful view Elizabeth... i love the stone hedges snaking across the landscape....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Peter. I love that too - all those ancient walls criss crossing... smile
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2015, 04:48
A fantastic view at that
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It was quite amazing to be there!

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