Hadrian's Wall

Part assignment and part personal work. In 120AD, the Roman Empire spread from North Africa and the Middle East to the Isle of Brittania, where Emperor Hadrian had come up against an enemy he couldn't defeat. He built a dividing wall across the island (modern day Great Britain) as a means of protecting the Roman Empire from the unconquerable wilds to the North. For 300 years, it stood sentinel as the Empire's most imposing frontier. In the spring, I travelled coast to coast, along the wall, from Wallsend in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on the North Sea, to Bowness-On-Solway on the Irish Sea. This is certainly my favourite kind of project, the kind where I get to ride my bike, sleep in my tent, eat great food and make pictures.

Northumbria, UK. 2018.

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