A new photo of the beautiful city of Canterbury in Kent and surrounding area every day.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Roman Lighthouse

This is one of the oldest surving buildings of Roman Britain. It was built about 2000 years ago and, at the time, was one of the tallest building in England.

6 comments:

Coltrane_lives said...

And, Rose, after all those years it looks like it is still inhabited by a couple of gulls, perhaps. Ah, they certainly don't build 'em like they used to. ;-)

Louis la Vache said...

Wow! "Louis" loves seeing things like this!

babooshka said...

Interesting building, and so old. Great shot too.

Meead S. said...

It looks very old. Is this tower left without any special maintenance or treatment? I hope not.

Professor said...

Oh Rose, this is so wonderful and looks like the setting for a fairy tale- i LOVE it!

from cali said...

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair."

This building reminds me of that song by the Fixx, Built for the Future as this lighthouse was built to last!