Take a word and stick a space in it somewhere to make two words. It can make quite a difference; Northumbria and North Umbria for example. One is an ancient region noted for its climate, fine food and drink and an abundance of architectural treasures. The other is a place in Italy.
Still, it was the Italians that gave Northumbria, or now more correctly, Northumberland, its finest architectural treasure in the form of Hadrian’s Wall. The wall once stretched from Wallsend on the River Tyne to the Solway Firth in Cumbria but most of it is now gone, the stones pilfered over two thousand years to build new architectural treasures such as the B6138 road that runs parallel to the original route of the Wall. The most completes stretches are found in Northumberland and it’s from that county that the landscape photography in this gallery were shot.
Join me on my Hadrian’s Wall Sunset photography workshop in July. For details click here.