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The turris of Fectio
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Roman 'Turris' at Fort Vechten
2008

By Robert Vermaat


October 4: Fall has begun, the warm days are over.
Fall has begun, the warm days are over.
The Limyrint ..
The Limyrint ..
.. is still open and draws many visitors.
.. is still open and draws many visitors.
Dark clouds...
Dark clouds..
September 27:
More about the guard on the tower.
The first days of the Fall, but the weather is still good.
The first days of the Fall, but the weather is still good.
Romans at the tower.
Romans at the tower.
A beautiful day at the Limes.
A beautiful day at the Limes.
Milites from Corbvlo.
Milites from Corbvlo.
July 13:
More about the guard on the tower.
A nice day out in the sun with friends.
A nice day out in the sun with friends.
Late Roman picnic site.
Late Roman picnic site.
A nice day out at the Limes.
A nice day out at the Limes.
Jeroen and I couln't resist taking a short stroll in the limyrinth.
Jeroen and I couln't resist taking a short stroll in the limyrinth.
June 8:
More about the guard on the tower.
The weather turned hot! The sun is finally back again.
The weather turned hot! The sun is finally back again.
A hot optio.
A hot optio.
Basking in the sunshine, some Romans have all the luck!
Basking in the sunshine, some Romans have all the luck!
Visitors lying about in the hot grass, a sunburnt Roman telling stories - that's the life!
Visitors lying about in the hot grass, a sunburnt Roman telling stories - that's the life!
June 1:
More about the guard on the tower.
The mist is still visible in the background.
The mist is still visible in the background.
A family patrol today.
A family patrol today.
The tent, lavished with woolen floor cloths to remain dry.
The tent, lavished with woolen floor cloths to remain dry.
We also did a few 'father and son' training fights.
We also did a few 'father and son' training fights.
May 25: The rain has come, and the Romans gone?
The rain has come, and the Romans gone?
Waving at ya.
Waving at ya.
The grass is nice and green.
The grass is nice and green.
A sign on the tower.
A sign on the tower.
May 18:
More about the guard on the tower.
Another nice and dry day, and Corbvlo is at the tower.
Another nice and dry day, and Corbvlo is at the tower.
Stand straight!
Stand straight!
The guards having a nice picnic at the foot of the tower.
The guards having a nice picnic at the foot of the tower.
A weary optio and a tough guard keep an eye on the border traffic in this sector..
A weary optio and a tough guard keep an eye on the border traffic in this sector..
May 11:
More about our guard on the tower.
The hot sun already throws deep shadows across the road.
The hot sun already throws deep shadows across the road.
Finally, Fectio is back at the tower.
Fectio is back at the tower...
Chariovalda dressing up a guest in my improved squamata.
Dressing up a guest.
Janneke, Andreas and Cor minding the guests.
Janneke, Andreas and Cor minding the guests...
May 4:
More about the guard on the tower.
A lovely warm day, and the kids take advantage of that!
A lovely warm day, and the kids take advantage of that!
Maarten & Menno..
Maarten & Menno..
The flowers of spring are everywhere around the Limes..
The flowers of spring are everywhere around the Limes..
A tiny legionary camp.
A tiny legionary camp.
April 20:
More about the guard on the tower.
Spring finally greets the tower in a proper way - with warm sunshine!
Spring finally greets the tower in a proper way - with warm sunshine!
A nice blue sky..
A nice blue sky..
.. and the first guard!
.. and the first guard!
Viewed from the tower, the ground is pitted with molehills..
Viewed from the tower, the ground is pitted with molehills..
March 24: White Easter! When least expected, the morning reveals a bright white Limes.
White Easter! When least expected, the morning reveals a bright white Limes.
The early morning sun rising over a frozen landscape.
The early morning sun rising over a frozen landscape.
Sun and a sudden fog do battle - which can rise the fastest?
Sun and a sudden fog do battle - which can rise the fastest?
The first snow..
The first snow..
.. and the last.
.. and the last.

A panoramic shot from the Marsdijk, looking north towards Castellum Fectio.
A panoramic shot from the Marsdijk, looking north towards Castellum Fectio.
A mysterious landscape surrounds the tower..
A mysterious landscape surrounds the tower..

March 15: Marrit at the turris, for a change.
Marrit at the turris, for a change.
The first flowers!
The first flowers!
A new sign for the fort.
A new sign for the fort.
Your photographer says hi.
Your photo- grapher says hi.

A panoramic shot from the new footpath, looking north towards Castellum Fectio.
A panoramic shot from the new footpath, looking north towards Castellum Fectio.

February 10: The new year begins fresh and bright.
The new year begins fresh and bright.
A clear blue sky with a high winter sun and not much wind.
A clear blue sky with a high winter sun and not much wind.
Blue...
Blue...
Winter sun.
Winter sun.
We're still here.
We're still here.

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