Saturday, August 18, 2007

Back in England; Chester

July 11, 2007

It was rather fun to take a steamship from Ireland back to England. Check out this picture of this 18th century Victorian city of Chester. This little town is nestled on the border of Wales and England on the River Dee. This city actually had roots dating clear back to 100 BC when the Normans and Vikings settled in England - then in 79 AD the Romans took over and ruled for 200 years leaving behind all kinds of Roman ruins. The half-timbered buildings were built in the 12th century by the Celts, but re-decorated in the mid 18th century in the "Victorian/Edwardian" style of architecture when Queen Victoria celebrated her 25th year of rule. I think if you double click on the picture, it will enlarge the picture so you can see how beautiful this city really is.

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