Saturday, 16 April 2011

Chester.....................in search of Roman soldiers

The Roman Amphitheatre in Chester was the largest in Britain
I had a lovely day viisiting the beautiful city of Chester.
Chester was the the Roman Empires fortress Castra Deva (the military camp by the River Dee)

The Rows at Chester Cross
 The Roman army arrived in Chester sometime between AD 71 and and 79 and began to build a great fortress on a headland overlooking the River Dee. Their military surveyors carefully laid out a grid of streets centered on a spot that is now which is now Chester Cross. The fortress was connected by roads to all parts of The Roman province Britannia. For more than three centuries Chester was one of the most important military bases in the Roman Empire.
Chester Zoo is a great place to visit and this statue is of one of it's breeding successes
Chester's famous clock
Tourist Bus
At last I have seen a Roman
The Town Hall
Suspension bridge over the River Dee
Band Stand by the River Dee
River Boat............Mark Twain?
Street entertainment......
......was very entertaining
The Cathedral is a beautiful building.
 I really did find a Roman Soldier

5 comments:

texwisgirl said...

ha ha! love that cathedral shot! and mark twain?

Denise said...

A very nice history of Chester Andrew, captured beautifully in these splendid photographs. Thanks so much for becoming a follower on my blog. I have done the same here and look forward to coming back.

Gary said...

A great tour Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew..fascinating places and history....loved the photos and descriptions!!
I am so glad you found a Roman soldier lol
Wish I had money ..would be an interesting trip over there!! Have a good week. Grace

Dave said...

AD 71...and we think anything from the 1700's is old over here...silly Yanks...