Program 287: Glasgow; Roman Britain; Pompeii

Release Date: 05-19-2012

Description

Rick plans a visit to the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii, near Naples, explores ancient monuments scattered across the countryside of England and learns how recent renovations have turned Glasgow into an energetic showpiece city in the center of Scotland.

Guests

  • Anne Doig, tour guide based in Scotland
  • Roy Nicholls, archeologist and tour guide, based in England
  • Nina Bernardo, tour guide based in Rome

Related Links

  • Anne Doig notes that the Horse Shoe Bar in Glasgow has been a popular pub for many years among local Glaswegians
  • You can make an online reservation for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh tours, conducted by students at the Glasgow School of Art
  • The new Riverside Museum houses Scotland's Museum of Transport and Travel
  • The Tenement House museum depicts typical everyday Victorian-era life, and is run by the National Trust for Scotland
  • The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Burrell Collection are two of the art galleries included on the Glasgow Life website
  • Wikipedia has an extensive article, with photos, on Hadrian's Wall
  • English Heritage details the remodel of the grounds surrounding Stonehenge, and its new visitor centre, in a short online video. Construction is scheduled to start in June 2012, the new visitor centre opened in October 2013, and the landscaping revisions finished by summer 2014.
  • Rick says visiting the stone circle near the village of Gidleigh, in Dartmoor, inspired him to become a travel writer.
  • Glastonbury has a deep connection from ancient times with the earliest introduction of Christianity to Britain, and is said to be the site of the oldest church in the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glastonbury
  • Rick has assembled a walking tour to Pompeii, and a map of the site, which are now included in a narrated version that you can download to your smartphone or mp3 player.
  • Ostia Antica is an archeological site, which served as the harbor for Rome in ancient times: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostia_Antica
  • The National Archaeological Museum in Naples has a website, but the English version may not be working. 
  • Herculaneum is a well-preserved "upscale" Roman era town which, was also buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herculaneum