Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Platform Nine and Three Quarters

"Excuse me, sir, would you mind telling me where I might find Platform nine and three quarters?" This is the very King's Cross Station where Harry Potter came to board the train to Hogwarts. The trolley is permanently stuck to the wall.

The London Wall is the fortress the Romans built to keep out invaders. It was buried until the bombings during WWII uncovered the remains.

Stonehenge remains a mystery. How did they move the rocks 250 miles to this spot? Was it the Romans?

Anyone for a BAAAAAWTH? More Roman ingenuity.


Macy said...

Your pictures are so great!! What amazing buildings!

Dottie said...

Oh, to be in England again, now that (Summer's) there. . . While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England - now! I'm loving being there with you. Thanks for the pictures and the notes. Did Stonehenge have a "feeling of reverence or something" about it as some ancient things do? Or is it just interesting? I think Nibley says it was a temple. I'll reread... Yes, I reread it. It was and there is another one close by called Avebury in Hertforshire. "I had the good fortune to be stationed near Avebury in Hertfordshire at the end of World War II and had ample time to examine the vast establishment."

http://www.templestudy.com/2008/04/01/stonehenge-an-ancient-temple/ Scroll down to Nibley Spoke of Stonehenge.

Suey said...

Fun pictures! Looks like you had great weather for Stonehendge... when we were there it was raining sideways! And we forgot to even take a picture... though I do have some great video.

And no, it wasn't the Romans! :)

Cathy said...

Wow, you guys have seen so much already! Keep it up, I love seeing all the pictures.

Marshall and Alison said...

You guys are really getting in all the sights. You look so great.