10 June 2010

Places I have been # 3

Fort Victoria (now called Masvingo) and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Well, I talked so much about our 'hitch-hiker' when I was telling you about Lake Kyle that I forgot to tell you how much we enjoyed our visit to Fort Victoria and the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.

If you've ever sat, very quietly, in a very old building you may have had a sense of the awe we felt when we visited the ruins.  There weren't very many other visitors at that time and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

The walls are hugely thick and it must have taken forever to put the place together.  When we were there, nobody was quite sure who the builders had been.  There had been much conjecture, but no absolute conclusion.  "A medieval city built by a prosperous culture." What a city it must have been!

Definitely worth a visit if you're ever in Zimbabwe.

April Blackbird


BlueRose said...

I love your blog and I would like to thank you for posting your link....that really helps to see what others do♥ I will try to pop in when I can K

God Bless Kat

ChickieChirps said...

Thank you Kat, I'm glad you're enjoying it :) - look forward to seeing you around more often.

April Blackbird