|Panoramic spreads of
the Roman 'turris' at Fort Vechten
By Robert Vermaat
Fall has begun at the Limes.
Summer is in full swing, good news for our third guard at the Limes.
The sun is
finally back again, good news for the soldiers from Corbvlo..
weather for our second guard at the tower for this year.
A cool day
with some rain, no Romans to be seen.
day for the first guard of the soldiers from Corbvlo.
weather greeting our first guard at the tower for this year.
warm sunny day and again a guard of Pax Romana.
sure looks more like spring - a warm sunny day for the
first guard of Pax Romana.
has arrived? When least expected, the Limes
turns white - happy Easter everyone!
arrived. The first bleak flowers have survived stormy
A cold but
extremely bright winter afternoon along the Limes.
It's the morning of the
Winter Solstice. Happy Dies Natalis Sol Invictus
King Winter has invaded
from the North! And freezes every object upon his touch..
sunset over the lands in the north of the Roman Empire.
is creating the most bright blue skies over the turris...
A bright morning, the fog still on the fields, stretches
across the Limes. Waiting for the kids.
A low sun
is setting over the golden leaves of a late Fall along
October now, and the shadows are clearly getting longer.
looking like summer on the Limes, even though
the Fall has officially started.
A large Roman camp has
sprung up again for the Open Monuments weekend.
fort gearing up for the coming weekend, we visited while Corbvlo
guarded the tower.
to the tower during the first weekend after the holidays in August.
The wet summer has made the grass very green, but there
are also bright and sunny days.
The grass on the Limes has been mown, and two Romans take up the watch.
After weeks of rain the cattle of the civilians and the
horses of the soldiers can graze again..
to the tower during our first Roman weekend in May in a record drought.
From a very
short winter to a very dry spring: with the flowers, the Romans also spring up at the Limes.
again reaches the Limes, creating a white world
just for one day... (full 360-degree).
skies, dark and light mixed together.
and windy, for sure.
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.
Jeroen/Hieronymus celebrates his 6th birthday at the tower - cold but we
skipped the rain.
returns to the Limes, with sunny spells but also
A large Roman camp has
sprung up in the sunshine during the Open Monuments
to the tower in August - in the pooring rain!
the Limes after a first heatwave.
of the Fectienses and the Minervii line
the tower during the first event of the year.
warm sunshiny days and the flowers cover the Limes.
here but it's still cold... Jeroen manages to be in two
spots at once.
desperately tries to hang on, choking the Limes
descended on the frontier, but still with nice skies and
October 9, 2005:
coming to the Rhine, with a low sun and dark clouds.
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.
June 24, 2005:
Time Team is filming at the tower.
June 19, 2005:
summer, blistering heat when we had guard duty.
June 12, 2005:
May 29, 2005:
day, no Romans on the tower.
May 1, 2005:
It's May 1st,
the tower during the opening of the season.
April 23, 2005:
turned the Limes into a sea of dandelions.
April 8, 2005:
A windy and
wet spring has reached the northern Limes.
March 3, 2005:
winter in Germania Inferior.
snow of winter has fallen.
cold and wet..
October 10, 2004:
May 23, 2004:
sunday, it's nice and quiet again.
May 16, 2004:
are present during the grand opening.
March 23, 2004: