Friday, 18 June 2010

Lancaster from the east and from the west

These photos of Lancaster's Priory Church are taken from the east and from the west. On the left I was on Derwent Road and on the right I was on the cycle path yesterday. It was a lovely warm day and I was quite happy to stop from time to time and take photos.

What I like about both of these photos and particularly the one on the right is the sense of history. The natural ridge which is clearly visible was also seen by the Romans. Their fort followed this boundary. In fact many hospital artifacts were found on the top of this hill so it is presumed that the hospital was here. You can't see the river but the Romans also knew that you can ford the Lune as well as the physical geography that gives a natural defence.

Happy snapping

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