Monday, September 14, 2009

William Wallace, Stirling Bridge, and the Long Shadow of Rome

William "BraveHeart" Wallace fought for Scottish Independence at Stirling Bridge. Interestingly, the bridge, which has since been replaced, was originally built by the Romans. Let's see, the fall of Rome is around 410AD, Battle of Stirling bridge was in 1297,..., the Roman bridge had been used for 887 years. Not too bad - the Romans knew how to build things.
Will any of our structures be around for 900 years?


nicolas valentin said...

I took this photo and true enough this will last many more years .the rest might just crumble .Nicolas Valentin

Mitch Fincher said...

Thanks for taking the picture. It's a wonderful photo.