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Sunday, 9 March 2008

Canterbury Castle

These are the remains of Canterbury Castle.
Although it was built for warfare with very thick stone walls, Canterbury Castle was never put to the test. It was mainly used as a prision.
There is not much information available about Canterbury Castle but we know that between 1555-57 the castle used to hold 52 innocent martyrs who are imprisioned for their religion and later burnt at the stake.

7 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I find it hard to imagine such a lovely ruin as a prison.

Wish I could say humans had gotten smarter over the centuries. ;-(

Bergson said...

Your castle resembles the feudal part of the castle of Chateaubriant

Lynette said...

I agree with Your EG Tour Guide's comment. Just now I've enjoyed browsing through your recent posts. About the fully cooked sausage, it's pork sausage with all that entails--the main difference is that I don't have to start with it raw. For me this means less popping grease, less having to stand over it, so I have more time for the rest of the breakfast goodies.

lynn said...

That's an amazing ruin, Rose. Lovely pic.

Chuck Pefley said...

People sure did build solid structures back then. I wonder how many of our new modern marvels of architecture will be standing in a condition even close to this 400 years from now. I'd venture to guess few, if any. In the USA we will tear them all down build new about 10 times in that period of time. Waste! Thanks for posting, Rose.

maria elisa said...

Adoro estes locais e as suas histórias.
São pedaços da nossa história como seres humanos.

Petrea said...

I love the way you framed this, Rose. You've taken a beautiful subject and made it your own by framing it your way. Very nicely done.