Yesterday I had the most amazing time hanging out with my friend Beni. It was a really nice day so we decided to visit Virginia Water, which is not that far away from where we live. On our way to the park, we passed by a field. Behind the field there were a piece of land surrounded by a fence and inside there was a small "Gazebo". From history that part of land is owned by America. If I would enter I would break a law in the States. A part of me wanted to step one of my feet in there. Because then I would be able to say I am in the UK and US at the same time, haha.
All of a sudden it started to hail, so we took cover under a small tunnel.
You might recognize the lake. Many films has taken place on this location, and Harry Potter is one of them.
The Roman City of Leptis Magna.
The source of many of the stones that were used to create The Ruins at Virginia Water is Leptis Magna, a Roman city sited on the shores of the Mediterranean near Tripoll, in present day Libya. Founded before the birth of Christ, Leptis Magna flourished during the first and second centuries AD. The site developed into a fine, classical Roman city with a theatre, colonnades, temples and a market.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, Leptis Magna, was occupied briefly by the Byzantines but today is an abandoned site, still largely buried in the sand.
I love visiting parks. Surrounded by history, amazing nature and the beauty of trees. xx