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Illuminating Hadrian\'s Wall
#1
Don't think this has been mentioned already...

[url:1aalmn34]http://www.hadrians-wall.org/page.aspx/Illuminating-Hadrian's-Wall[/url]
"Medicus" Matt Bunker

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#2
Wonder if they need any Romans?
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
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#3
Quote:The plan is to create a point of light where all the milefortlets and turrets were located, with an additional point of light between each of them.

Which makes me ask 'why?!' If a third of a mile was good enough for the Romans, why are intervening lights necessary? Doubtless 'art' will rear its ugly head in any official response to such a naive question. I can't help wondering if a similar thing will happen to the Limes Arabicus stunt where they put beacons on a series of Roman signal tower locations in Jordan and some of the locals thought they were being invaded! Let's not forget there was a plan (by one of those strange Anonymous characters who emerge in times of trouble) to (re)commission the frontier in the Elizabethan period to keep the Scots out.

Still, a good idea, albeit refracted through a corporate lens darkly.

Mike Bishop
You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of trifles

Blogging, tweeting, and mapping Hadrian\'s Wall... because it\'s there
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#4
Quote:Still, a good idea, ...
Which one? Lighting up the frontier, or keeping the Scots out? (Be careful how you answer! :wink: )
posted by Duncan B Campbell
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#5
Quote:Which makes me ask 'why?!' If a third of a mile was good enough for the Romans, why are intervening lights necessary?

Because it'll be pretty.
You grumpy man.
:wink:
"Medicus" Matt Bunker

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#6
Quote:
mcbishop:2xmreoq0 Wrote:Still, a good idea, ...
Which one? Lighting up the frontier, or keeping the Scots out? (Be careful how you answer! :wink: )

Depends upon which side of the border I'm living at the time.

Quote:Because it'll be pretty.
You grumpy man

I think by now I've earned the right to be VERY grumpy. Besides, Nero probably thought it would be 'pretty' when he (allegedly) did that torches thing with the Christians. :twisted: Being pretty doesn't make it right. Now 'fun' I could accept.

Mike Bishop
You know my method. It is founded upon the observance of trifles

Blogging, tweeting, and mapping Hadrian\'s Wall... because it\'s there
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#7
I was more interested that "Emperor Hadrian" has a twitter account. Confusedhock:

Quote:You can also... follow @EmperorHadrian on Twitter.
David J. Cord
http://www.davidcord.com
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#8
What ? are they going to torch Christians along the entire length of Hadrian's wall ?? WOW!!

Oh sorry, read wrong.....

Smile )

Nice initiative and must be a beautiful sight to see the wall illuminated...

Hope there will be someone flying and filming above it when it happens..

M.VIB.M.
Bushido wa watashi no shuukyou de gozaru.

Katte Kabuto no O wo shimeyo!

H.J.Vrielink.
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#9
Comitatus seem to be doing it. I have no idea what we'll be doing!
John Conyard

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Reconstruction Group

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#10
When is it again? I can't open the link anymore for some reason, and have forgotten when it is....April? May? March? :oops:
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#11
It looks like they changed the URL. Here is the new one for this specific event: http://www.illuminatinghadrianswall.com

It's Saturday, 13 March. I've never seen Hadrian's Wall, unfortunately. I would love to see this.
David J. Cord
http://www.davidcord.com
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#12
Thanks David! I will be home for this, will no doubt make it an excuse to stop past on my way south with my equipment for Rome.
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#13
Anyone going to this?

Graham.
"Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream" Edgar Allan Poe.

"Every brush-stroke is torn from my body" The Rebel, Tony Hancock.

"..I sweated in that damn dirty armor....TWENTY YEARS!', Charlton Heston, The Warlord.
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#14
Still hoping to get there!
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#15
No, damn it! :evil: I so want to, but can't. Family visiting.
Ben Kane, bestselling author of the Eagles of Rome, Spartacus and Hannibal novels.

Eagles in the Storm released in UK on March 23, 2017.
Aguilas en la tormenta saldra en 2017.


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