My Illlustrated Travel Journal with Essays about Roman and Mediaeval History and some Geology


22.5.17
  12th Bloggiversary

My blog is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year. This makes it one of the rare species of Neanderthal blogs that survived the rise of Homo Facebookiensis and Homo Instagramis - though I can still find some other Neanderthal blogs on my blogroll.

Standing stones of Stenness, Orkney (visited in 2013)

I tried to teach my layout some modern tricks of flint knapping, but it didn't work out with that odd mix of travel journal and history blog, and the comprehensive archive I've accumulated over the last 12 years. So I only merged some posts - I tended to write more but shorter posts during the first years - and decluttered and restructured the sidebar archives. Plus I added a Featured Posts item which I will change every 2-3 months. Most modern blogs have those.

View from the Fløyen to Bergen

I've traveled a fair bit during those last 12 years, even if a lot of it took place in my native Germany. But we got plenty of beautiful nature, lots of castles and a number of charming old towns, so I haven't tired of exploring this country yet. But of course, going abroad is a lot of fun.

Honnigsvåg, north of the Polar Circle

One of the most memorable tours was the one I did in April 2011 when I traveled from Copenhagen via Oslo to Bergen and then took the Hurtigruten Cruise. If you like snow and want to escape the large tourist groups, a spring voyage is the best time.

Stockholm

Another great voyage was the Baltic Sea Cruise with the MS Phoenix Albatros in May 2012. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny. Returning to Stockholm where I lived for 18 months in the late 80ies was a trip back the memory lane, and St.Petersburg was just splendid. It was the time of the white nights, which made it even more beautiful.

St.Petersburg in the evening sun

The UK, especially Scotland, never fail to attract me. I've been there serveral times, and the archive shows a number of posts about Scottish history and Scottish castles (or Welsh castles, for that matter).

View from Stirling Castle to the Scottish Highlands

No wonder, with views like this.

So I'll keep traveling, and blogging with those old flint tools of mine, and hope my readers will continue to enjoy my little corner of the internet.
 
Comments:
I certainly will!
 
Happy bloggiversary! It is a good reminder for me to say "thank you" for what you do!

--Dan
 
Auch meine Glückwünsche zum Bloggeburtstag, wenn auch recht verspätet. Ich bin gerade beim Nachlesen und sah, dass ich viel nachzuholen hatte. Hier gab es während meiner Lesepause ja enorm interessante Beiträge. Es wurde also Zeit, mal wieder reinzuschauen und es hat Spaß gemacht, Deinen Spuren zu folgen.
Herzliche Grüße von der Silberdistel
 
Thank you, Anerje, Dan, and Silberdistel. Ich muss auf Deinem Blog auch mal 'nach'lesen gehen.
 
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The Lost Fort is a travel journal and history blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places. It includes essays on Roman and Mediaeval history, as well as some geology, illustrated with photos of old castles and churches, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)


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