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The Tales of Robin Hood and the conquest of the Vikings both inspire and intrigue me. On the one hand Robin is effectively an Outlaw in his homeland forced to stand against an oppressive Sheriff for the common folk, conversely the Vikings plundered and took whatever they wanted, all good stuff!!

I have now visited the City of Nottingham, Sherwood Forest and the Isle of Man, specifically the 'House of Manannan' and the 'Viking Gravesite' near Castletown, I hope the following records of my journeys are of interest....

Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest:

NOTTINGHAM:

The Nottingham of today is a very different place to what I imagined, suffice to say the City is a thriving business centre. Luckily the Nottingham Castle, beautiful grounds and a magnificent statue of Robin are proudly displayed.

Included under Nottingham are some images from Creswell Crags, Worksop. Specifically the 'Robin Hood Cave'

The 'clickable' image is a 'floral' Robin Hood statue located within the grounds of Nottingham Castle.

 

SHERWOOD FOREST:

I have visited Sherwood twice, my second visit in 2009 was timed to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the Robin Hood Festival.

The 'clickable' image is from the 25th Anniversary Falconry Display, eek.

 

The Vikings:

THE HOUSE OF MANANNAN:

The House of Manannan is located at Peel on the Isle of Man.

The 'clickable' image is a Viking Statue, menacingly placed 'outside' the building.

 

VIKING GRAVESITE, ISLE OF MAN:

A Viking Gravesite is preserved at Chapel Hill on the Isle of Man.

The 'clickable' image is a model located in the Manx Museum displaying a representation of the excavation at the gravesite where a longboat, artefacts etc. were discovered.

I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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