Monday, 26 January 2009

The Mutangular Tower

Here it is. The multangular tower. A rather nice piece of Roman architechture left in the Museum Gardens, once at the corner of the Roman military fortress of York. The small bricks at the bottom of the tower are the Roman ones. The top part with the larger bricks is from when the tower was rebuilt during the medieval period.


Here it is from the other side. You can see the difference in brick type more clearly here, that upper part with the "windows" being the later one. The red stripe in the Roman built section looks decorative but was apparently to cement the structure together


There are lots of Roman tombs all over this part of the Museum gardens. They have been brought here from other sites around York. Here, Little J is lamenting the fact that there is rubbish and graffiti around them. "That is someone's tomb, so why do people put rubbish in it?" he asked me.

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Medieval? Roman?! Honestly, this is absolutely mind-boggling to me! Fantastic.

And I have to echo Little J's question :(

Hyde DP said...

Little J is so astute

Olivier said...

un mélange d'époque qui donne un beau résultat. j'aime bien la deuxième photo, on se rend mieux compte.
a mixture of time which gives a good result. I like the second picture, it becomes better.

lunarossa said...

It is an amazing place, Ruby, and I cannot understand why they cannot respect it and keep it clean. Little J is very sensible and to tell the truth he does not look that little either! Ciao. A.

B said...

It gives me hope for the next generation that he cares enough to be upset by that xx

Ruby said...

Antonella, you're right, Little J isn't that little any more. I gave him that name 4 years ago when he was 5. Maybe it's time to change it!

Yorkshire Soul said...

It's because scutters will leave rubbish anywhere and everywhere, there is no reasoning with them, all you can do is hope to catch them in the act and administer a swift beating.

I love your photos and stories of the capitol, keep up the good work.

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