Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Reginald’s Tower is Waterford’s landmark monument and Ireland’s oldest civic building. It has been in continuous use for over 800 years. The first tower on the site was built by Vikings after 914 and formed the apex of the triangular settlement, an area known to this day as the Viking Triangle. Re-built by the Anglo Normans in the 12th century the top two floors were added in the 15th century. Until about 1700 the tower was the strongpoint of the medieval defensive walls that enclosed the city.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Stayed in a Bedouin tent in the desert of Wadi Rum. This is where either Peter O'Toole drove the Turks out of the region (British version of history) or the Arabs drove the Turks out of the area (everybody else's version)
Fantastic scenery but not a cat in sight. Or a tree...