Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Random Walk...

This morning I woke up to go for my morning walk, and took the path around the back of Stirling castle, which is really cool! It runs along the old city wall, which still exists. I was heading back down to my flat, and decided to explore some other paths that I hadn't been to before, and stumbled upon the old beheading rock! Apparently the hill they used is right above my flat basically, which is a little bit disconcerting, but when you think about it, there probably isn't anywhere in Britain that hasn't witnessed some sort of gruesome history. Anyway, it was a really cool find. You can still see marks in the rock where the axe hit. Like I said in an earlier post, it can be hard sometimes to remember that history isn't just stories, it actually happened, and this object made history come alive again for me. Excuse the irony in that statement, since mostly that rock contributed to death. You just never know what you'll find walking around here! So cool!

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