We wander through the cobbled streets,
Echoing with aging cries from kings and queens
That ruled, and loved and cried right here
Where we stand by swords in stones and great round tables.
Did they think of me, as I of them?
In their turrets, writing history as they lived
And that is when I feel so small, a speck
In time and space, falling from the pages that are read
In fragrant gardens in five hundred years.
We went to Winchester today and had a lovely walk around the city centre. It’s such a beautiful city and so full of history, it’s hard not to think about King Alfred, the Knights of the Round Table and all of the men drinking in the old taverns. It was also nice to take some photos on such a beautiful day.
9 thoughts on “Steeped in history”
I know just what you mean about that feeling of connection, Rachel. When I visit historic places, I always feel the personalities of the people who lived there. It gives me a sense of continuity with time, if that makes sense.
Yes, I can imagine them walking with me. It feels strange but beautiful
I love history and would love to see these sights. I completely understand the joy. What a wonderful day for you!
Winchester is so amazing for history lovers. I’m so lucky to live so close.
That’s awesome! 💛
I often wonder when those in the past think about “future generations” like us. It’s wonderful to experience the locations present in yesteryear.
It’s amazing to think that we are standing in the exact same spot as them. I went to Jane Austen’s house and I felt so strange walking up the stairs because I knew that she must have walked up the same staircase. It gave me chills.
What beautiful pictures! I love taking historical tours.
Winchester is beautiful. I took a tour of the cathedral once and it was amazing.