A photoslide show... following in some ancient footsteps
April 6, 2016 4:18pm CST
I went out for a walk today..., which included a small piece of the 'pilgrims way...', a footpath well trodden by many before me, in years gone by. The Pilgrims Way, is a historical route, believed to have been taken by pilgrims from Winchester, to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent. The North Downs have acted as a highway, between major towns, and, to various religeous sights too, which includes cathedrals, shrines, and stonehenge. It is thought to closely follow a pre-existing ancient trackway dated by archaeological finds to 500–450 BC, this ancient route followed the natural lay of the land, from east to west, on the southern slopes of the North Downs, and this little piece, passes through kent. So I went on a little pilgrimage myself, uphill, with my camera, to take in the beauty of the English countryside... if i'm reading my app correctly, I walked 141 feet, uphill, to the summit, which was 800 feet, with great views of the surrounding countryside. There were several wooden benches on route, for weary travellers (modern day travellers ) to rest on, overlooking incredible views. You too can enjoy these views, in my short photoSlide show, of what I saw today... click on the link below... https://youtu.be/svXNhgcB-ow
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7 Apr 16
Wonderful photos, loved the goats and my favorite was the path through the trees. I would have to sit in all the benches just to be able to say I did. So hard to imagine 500- 450 BC. Canada and the US had natives here 10,000 to 20,000 years ago and that floored me. I just looked it up and had no idea they were here when ice covered north America. Cool history and lovely photos.
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• Alicante, Spain
7 Apr 16
Yes I love history... I did sit on the benches too... it was fun... the goats were grazing..and when I entered the field I closed the gate behind me, and it made a metallic clunk... and when I turned round to see where the path was ...they had all stopped grazing, and were running towards me at great speed...I think they thought I was coming to feed them...lol's
• United States
7 Apr 16
thanks so much fer takin' me'n that journey. aint figured which pic i like the best (outside'f the one'f yerself, lol). those roots were jest fascinatin'! i wonder what those pilgrims saw, 's they made their way so many centuries 'go? how i'd love to pop through the puter screen 'n walk 'long that tree lined path... big hugs 'n love!