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Older than Grandma!

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 25

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.

“This is very, very old, son” said the man “even older than grandma.”


This incredible mosaic, as my fellow visitor remarked, is old indeed, dating back to around AD 180.  It is part of the remains of a luxurious townhouse from Roman Verulamium, now St Albans.  A building has been constructed over the mosaic to protect it, and a walkway around and slightly above affords a great view down to this fabulous floor, including a glimpse of the hypocaust beneath.

If you are interested in Roman history, this fine example of a floor mosaic is well worth a visit, as is the nearby Verulamium Museum.


The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.  Just publish your post as normal and then link it to this challenge.

Welcome to week 25!  A big thank you to all who entered last week.

You can see all of the entries from previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you are seeking inspiration, or are  just plain nosy.

So please show us what you have; share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and then click here to enter your link and to view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT and will be open for a week.

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14 replies »

  1. What beautiful mosaics! That “older than grandma” comment made me laugh. It reminds me of the time I showed my son a battlefield monument and told him that it was from a long time ago (175 years). He asked, “from when all the land masses were one big piece?” Kids have a funny sense of time.


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