Doug Wall

Doug Wall

Posted on 01/14/2016


Photo taken on January 10, 2016



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City of Canterbury

City of Canterbury
The site of the city of Canterbury has been occupied since prehistoric times; Neolithic round barrows and Bronze Age artefacts have been found in the area, and even before the arrival of the Romans.

"Durovernon" (from the British "duro" or fort, and "verno" or swamp, was the main settlement of the Celtic tribe of the Cantiaci, which inhabited most of modern-day Kent. . In the 1st century AD, the Romans captured the settlement and named it Durovernum Cantiacorum and made it a central administrative centre, for it lay at the junction of the roads to three Roman ports: Regulbium (Reculver), Dubris (Dover) and Lemanis (Lymphe). It stands up on the major Roman road that became known (and is still known) as Watling Street.

The Romans rebuilt the city, with new streets in a grid pattern, a theatre, a temple, a forum, and public baths. In the late 3rd century, to defend against attack from barbarians, the Romans built an earth bank around the city and a wall with seven gates, which enclosed an area of 130 acres

The name Canterbury itself comes from the Old English Cantwarebyrig, or "fortress of the men of Kent."

Still largely enclosed by its medieval city walls, Canterbury's skyline is dominated by its Cathedral, the oldest in England.

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7 comments - The latest ones
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Nice one. Great info Doug.
19 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Martin Humphreys
Thanks Martin
19 months ago.
Martin Hogarth
Martin Hogarth
Like this shot ...the elderly person makes the image..
19 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Martin Hogarth
I thought so Martin. Luckily she was walking very slowly :-)
19 months ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Terrific light and so unusual to see an empty street.
19 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to HappySnapper
Yes, especially in Canterbury near the Marlowe Theatre.
19 months ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
Love the light in this shot! Very attractive.
7 months ago.