Monday, 23 May 2016

Nonexistent walls

If you look at old pictures of Hull (there's one at the top of this page ) you'll see there's a wall runs right around the place. This was to stop the spread of Hull-culturitis, a fatal delusion, during the middle ages. Anyhow today's post, in case you hadn't guessed, was where the north walls stood until President Reagan told them to pull them down in about the middle of the 18th century or so. City walls have a habit of getting in the way of progress ...
Tomorrow I'll show you a house with two doors! Does it get more exciting?

1 comment:

  1. Walled cities here are a relative rarity- but the wall around the old quarter of Quebec City is still there.

    The ghost of Reagan would like a word, though he gets confused easily.