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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Ancient Site


Whatever the weather, my kids enjoy a visit to the ancient earthworks site known as a motte and bailey, a fortification built for protection and advantage over invaders.



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31 comments:

  1. I love this kind of place and you've photographed it perfectly.

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  2. We haven’t anything like that around here. It must be interesting to live in a place that has held so much life for so long.

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  3. Looks nice, could slide down that....well I could if younger :)

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  4. Like Mac, the trees caught my eye, Christine!

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  5. It must be a great area for children. So much snow still...

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  6. When I see mounds, I think of barrows. But these, were fortifications.

    The tree stumps, wonder why those trees had to be cut down?

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  7. Kids especially love to explore. Beautiful photos, I like the blues and whites.

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  8. I would like to climb that mountain as well.
    : )

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  9. The snow probably made it even more fun for the kids!

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  10. You wonder what those who erected it in the first place would think of how it seems now.

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  11. Wow; I've never visited anything like this. Great photos!

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  12. The trees really stand out, beautiful images, Christine.

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  13. Oh, an actual ancient mound! I have never seen one. And this one is tall. I don't think there are any around here.

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  14. P.S. You sure live in a magical place.

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  15. Interesting mounds and makes for great pictures.

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    1. Hi Jenn! It is believed to have been built around the 12th century at the time of Norman invasions.

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  17. The snow really changes the view!

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  18. Hello Christine, I love the moody atmosphere in your photos of this ancient site. I wonder what happened here in years gone by! Interesting place, thanks for sharing.

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  19. Fantastic and creative wintry photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. Looks like an interesting place.

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  21. I can imagine the kids allowing there imaginations to run wild as they play in an area like this. Lovely photos.

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  22. I live in a country with such a young history. It always fascinates me to see ancient sites over there and when the dig down in some areas there is so much more history.

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  23. Hello, it is a pretty place. I like the trees. Enjoy your day!

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  24. So interesting! I would love to know more! beautiful photos.

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