Saturday, 4 August 2018

London's Roman Fort, Walls & Bastions

Part of the Roman Fort, London Wall
Part of the Roman Fort Wall and Bastion 14, London Wall.
I have always had a fascination with the Romans and, by extension, there creation of Londinium, so I have always looked forward to visiting as much of the remaining wall and fortifications, as I can.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Bunhill Fields

Daniel Defoe's Grave, Bunhill Fields
The grave of Daniel Defoe.
I had long wished to visit Bunhill Fields Burial Ground and Gardens, as, sometimes, these are often overlooked places that many find macabre. However, places like this offer a wonderfully peaceful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Plus, there are always the graves of important people, mixed in the ordinary, everyday tombstone. Bunhill Fields contains many graves, but some of the more famous are those of Daniel Defoe and William Blake, the latter of which is just a marker stating that he is buried close by. This is set to change, as his actual burial site has now been found, and a new gravestone will be unveiled, soon.

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