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Illuminating Hadrian's Wall
Topic Started: Jan 4 2010, 04:14 PM (1,221 Views)
MichaelH
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Looking back to Steel Rigg and Crag Lough. The line of beacons in the distance are being lit and gradually move closer along the Wall.
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MichaelH
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The red flare is at Steel Rigg, see the lights of traffic on the Military Road, and on the Stanegate road in the distance.
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MichaelH
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More flares were lit as a helicopter flew over filming the event. Temperature was falling, by the time I walked down to the road the traffic was still in chaos, never usually seen in these parts!
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Hello to all those who made the Illuminated Wall come true! I saw it on the news and it looked so beautiful. Well done in getting such publicity, your event certainly grabbed attention!
Hope to be there myself next time!

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HelenG
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We went up onto Walltown Crags to watch the Illumination and it was a wonderful experience.

I think I have finally worked out how to make my photos less than 200KB so I can post them on here.

The first is was taken while we were waiting for the sun to set, looking East from near Turret 45A:
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This one is looking west, with people waiting in anticipation. Anyone recognise themselves?
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Looking East as the first lights are seen.

(Some of the lights further east seemed to appear later, slightly out of sequence.)
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Looking east towards Greenhead and Gilsland as the lights head off into the distance.
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We thought we had seen as much as we were going to and were heading back to the carpark when we looked back and saw this light at the point where the Wall is cut abruptly by the quarry. It wasn't there for very long, but it was there.

Many thanks to everyone who organised and took part in this momentous event. It was certainly worth the journey up from Nottingham. The traffic jam along the military road later was an experience too. Headlights and tail-lights for miles on end.
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