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Old Stones

The city council has been working on the the Singel, an old Amsterdam canal, for ages. I walk past the worksite frequently and wondered what was taking so long. 224 more words


Nanjing - City Wall Walk

From the Jiming Temple, I walked along a section of the old city wall. This wall originally circled the whole city, both protecting and containing it’s inhabitants. 361 more words


Nanjing - Zhonghua Gate

At over 600 years old, this gate is a pretty impressive sight. It is actually a series of four gates which formed the main route through the Ming dynasty city wall – this set-up providing greater protection from enemies. 144 more words


A Strong City


In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:

“We have a strong city;
he sets up salvation
as walls and bulwarks. 642 more words

The Panmen scenic area

2017 has not had a great start if we think about air pollution. The PM2.5 index has been over 150 (unhealthy) every day for now. Sigh, this is winter in China. 364 more words


25-23 BC: Augustus (age 38-40), AR Denarius (RIC I 9a; RSC 397)

Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius. Emerita mint; P. Carisius, legatus pro praetore. Struck circa 25-23 BC. IMP CAESAR AVGVSTVS, bare head right / P CARISI VS LEG PRO PR, circular city wall with EMERITA inscribed above gate. 7 more words

Roman Empire

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria (2) - Views from the Wall (Day Four)

The 3.5 km walk along the top of the wall gave us a great view of wonderful architectural designs and styles of Rothenburg homes and buildings. 132 more words