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RE: Special Museums in Vienna (2) // Spezielle Museen in Wien (2)

in OCD2 years ago

Dear Anna,
What to say? I've been reading a bit about the Roman encampment at Vindebona since I first saw your blog last night.

Several elements of the ancient fortress, which had a size of about 18½ hectare, can still be recognized on the modern map

A travel through time, indeed!

The clocks are magnificent. In this article, and in others in which you featured globes, it is evident that there was a heightened awareness of the planets. I wonder what those clock makers and cartographers would make of CERN, and our space travels.

Another delightful article, obviously food not only for the eyes but also for the imagination.

Be well, and peaceful Anna.



Dear AG,
Thanks for the interesting link to the article about the history of the Romans in Vienna. Traces of their culture can still be found in the city center. About 35 km from Vienna you can visit the remains of a roman legionary fortress in the Archaeological Park Carnuntum. While the amphitheater is still preserved, a Roman quarter was partially reconstructed and rebuilt at its original location.

The clocks are absolutely worth seeing. There is so much craftsmanship to marvel at! It's an interesting thought experiment to imagine what the watchmakers and cartographers of that time would have made having today's knowledge.

Hoping you are doing well and enjoying the summer days.

All the best, affectionately,

Dear Anna,
Thank you for the link to Carnuntum. Beautiful and fascinating!
I am very well and peaceful. Enjoying family from afar, every day. I hope the same is true for you.
Until your next wonderful blog (I see I almost missed art.vieanna!--heading over there now!)