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Panoramic spreads of the Roman 'turris' at Fort Vechten

By Robert Vermaat


October 4, 2008:

Fall has begun at the Limes.
Fall has begun at the Limes.

July 13, 2008:

Summer is in full swing, good news for our third guard at the Limes.
Summer is in full swing, good news for our
third guard at the Limes.

June 8, 2008:

The sun is finally back again, good news for the soldiers from Corbvlo..
The sun is finally back again, good news for the soldiers from Corbvlo..

June 1, 2008:

More good weather for our second guard at the tower for this year.
More good weather for our second guard at the tower for this year.

May 25, 2008:

A cool day with some rain, no Romans to be seen.
A cool day with some rain, no Romans to be seen.

May 18, 2008:

Another dry day for the first guard of the soldiers from Corbvlo.
Another dry day for the first guard of the soldiers from Corbvlo.

May 11, 2008:

Very good weather greeting our first guard at the tower for this year.
Very good weather greeting our first guard at the tower for this year.

May 4, 2008:

Again a warm sunny day and again a guard of Pax Romana.
Again a warm sunny day and again a guard of Pax Romana.

April 20, 2008:

Well, that sure looks more like spring - a warm sunny day for the first guard of Pax Romana.
Well, that sure looks more like spring - a warm sunny day for the first guard of Pax Romana.

March 24, 2008:

Spring has arrived? When least expected, the Limes turns white - happy Easter everyone!
Spring has arrived? When least expected, the Limes turns white - happy Easter everyone!

March 15, 2008:

Spring has arrived. The first bleak flowers have survived stormy weather..
Spring has arrived. The first bleak flowers have survived stormy weather..

February 10, 2008:

A cold but extremely bright winter afternoon along the Limes.
A cold but extremely bright winter afternoon along the Limes.

December 22, 2007:

It's the morning of the Winter Solstice. Happy Dies Natalis Sol Invictus everyone!
It's the morning of the Winter Solstice. Happy Dies Natalis Sol Invictus everyone!

December 21, 2007:

King Winter has invaded from the North! And freezes every object upon his touch..
King Winter has invaded from the North! And freezes every object upon his touch..

December 14, 2007:

A cold sunset over the lands in the north of the Roman Empire.
A cold sunset over the lands in the north of the Roman Empire.

December 9, 2007:

Late Fall is creating the most bright blue skies over the turris...
Late Fall is creating the most bright blue skies over the turris...

November 22, 2007:

A bright morning, the fog still on the fields, stretches across the Limes. Waiting for the kids.
A bright morning, the fog still on the fields, stretches across the Limes.
Waiting for the kids.

November 18, 2007:

A low sun is setting over the golden leaves of a late Fall along the Limes.
A low sun is setting over the golden leaves of a late Fall along the Limes.

October 7, 2007:

It's October now, and the shadows are clearly getting longer.
It's October now, and the shadows are clearly getting longer.

September 23, 2007:

With the fort gearing up for the coming weekend, we visited while Corbvlo guarded the tower.
It's still looking like summer on the Limes, even though the Fall has officially started.

September 9, 2007:

A large Roman camp has sprung up again for the Open Monuments weekend.
A large Roman camp has sprung up again for the Open Monuments weekend.

September 2, 2007:

With the fort gearing up for the coming weekend, we visited while Corbvlo guarded the tower.
With the fort gearing up for the coming weekend, we visited while Corbvlo guarded the tower.

August 26, 2007:

We returned to the tower during the first weekend after the holidays in August.
We returned to the tower during the first weekend after the holidays in August.

August 5, 2007:

The wet summer has made the grass very green, but there are also bright and sunny days.
The wet summer has made the grass very green, but there are also bright and sunny days.

June 3, 2007:

The grass on the Limes has been mown, and two Romans take up the watch.
The grass on the Limes has been mown, and
two Romans take up the watch.

May 20, 2007:

After weeks of rain the cattle of the civilians and the horses of the soldiers can graze again..
After weeks of rain the cattle of the civilians and the horses of the soldiers can graze again..

May 6, 2007:

We returned to the tower in May in a record drought.
We returned to the tower during our first Roman weekend in May in a record drought.

April 22, 2007:

From a very short winter to a very dry spring: with the flowers, the Romans also spring up at the Limes.
From a very short winter to a very dry spring: with the flowers, the Romans also spring up at the Limes.

February 8, 2007:

Winter again reaches the Limes, creating a white world just for one day... (full 360-degree).
Winter again reaches the Limes, creating a white world just for one day... (full 360-degree).

January 21, 2007:

Winter skies, dark and light mixed together.
Winter skies, dark and light mixed together.

January 14, 2007:


Winter sunset
Winter sunset.

January 7, 2007:

Winter? Wet and windy, for sure.
Winter? Wet and windy, for sure.

November 17, 2006:

We had to wait a very long time for the beautiful colours of this warm fall to reach the Limes..but they were well worth waiting for.
We had to wait a very long time for the beautiful colours of this warm fall to reach the Limes..but they were well worth waiting for.

November 11, 2006:

Jeroen/Hieronymus celebrates his 6th birthday at the tower - cold but we skipped the rain.
Jeroen/Hieronymus celebrates his 6th
birthday at the tower - cold but we skipped the rain.

October 1, 2006:

The Fall returns to the Limes, with sunny spells but also heavy rain.
The Fall returns to the Limes, with sunny spells but also heavy rain.

September 10, 2006:

A large Roman camp has sprung up in the sunshine during the Open Monuments weekend.
A large Roman camp has sprung up in the sunshine during the Open Monuments weekend.

August 20, 2006:

We returned to the tower in August - in the pooring rain!
We returned to the tower in August - in the pooring rain!

July 5, 2006:

Sunset on the Limes after a first heatwave.
Sunset on the Limes after a first heatwave.

May 28, 2006:

The scuta of the Fectienses and the Minervii line the tower during the first event of the year.
The scuta of the Fectienses and the Minervii line the tower during the first event of the year.

May 7, 2006:

The first warm sunshiny days and the flowers cover the Limes.
The first warm sunshiny days and the flowers cover the Limes.

April 23, 2006:

Spring is here but it's still cold... Jeroen manages to be in two spots at once.
Spring is here but it's still cold... Jeroen manages to be in two spots at once.

March 3, 2006:

Winter desperately tries to hang on, choking the Limes with snow...
Winter desperately tries to hang on, choking the Limes with snow...

November 13, 2005:

Fall has descended on the frontier, but still with nice skies and bright sunlight.
Fall has descended on the frontier, but still with nice skies and bright sunlight.

October 9, 2005:

Fall is coming to the Rhine, with a low sun and dark clouds.
Fall is coming to the Rhine, with a low sun and dark clouds.

September 25, 2005:

Men and boys on a frontier in the Fall, still free of cars...
Men and boys on a frontier in the Fall, still free of cars...

August 21, 2005:

Back at the tower for a day of guard duty on the Rhine frontier.
Back at the tower for a day of guard duty on the Rhine frontier.

June 24, 2005:

Time Team is filming at the tower.
Time Team is filming at the tower.

June 19, 2005:

Nearly summer, blistering heat.
Nearly summer, blistering heat when we had guard duty.

June 12, 2005:

Late spring, threatening rain.
Late spring, threatening rain.

May 29, 2005:

A greyish day, no Romans on the tower.
A greyish day, no Romans on the tower.

May 1, 2005:

It's May 1st, the tower during the opening of the season.
It's May 1st, the tower during the opening of the season.

April 23, 2005:

Spring has turned the Limes into a sea of dandelions.
Spring has turned the Limes into a sea of dandelions.

April 8, 2005:

A windy and wet spring has reached the northern Limes.
A windy and wet spring has reached the northern Limes.

March 3, 2005:

Really winter in Germania Inferior.
Really winter in Germania Inferior.

February 23, 2005:

The first snow of winter has fallen.
The first snow of winter has fallen.

February 19, 2005:

February, cold and wet..
February, cold and wet..

October 10, 2004:

The shadows are lengthening.
The shadows are lengthening.

May 23, 2004:

The first sunday, it's nice and quiet again.
The first sunday, it's nice and quiet again.

May 16, 2004:

All Romans are present during the grand opening.
All Romans are present during the grand opening.

March 23, 2004:

Still under construction.
Still under construction.


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