Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 18/52)
124.—Silchester. The North Wall.
The striking characteristic of Silchester is the ruined wall, with the flourising trees upon it and around it, and the old trees that have grown up around centuries ago, and are now perishing with it. This is the poetry of the place, and the old topographers felt it after their honest fashion. Leland says, “The walls remain in good measure entire, [...] [more...] [$]
128.—Amphitheatre at Pompeii.
This engraving shows, in poor perspective, a large circular amphitheatre. In the background we see Mount Ætna gently smoking, and in the foreground various people in Victorian costume disporting themselves high in the circle. In the centre [...] [more...] [$]
129.—Wall of Burgh Castle
Burgh Castle is next to Breydon Water on the Norfolk/Suffolk border (today it seems to be in Norfolk, but this Web site uses the 1900 borders so as to be closer to historical sources). It [...] [more...] [$]
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