Where and WHEN? Fowler wants to know!

Nov 17th, 2001, 10:45 PM
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How odd it would be to go back in time to visit cities and towns in Europe as they were in the past.

We perceive cathedrals, palaces, stately homes, guildhalls, castles, townhouses and fountains as centuries old - old, old, ancient - but there was a time when all this architecture was brand spanking new. I can hardly fanthom seeing the now centuries old cityscapes as new, exciting developments.

If I could, how about London after the great fire followed the Plague in the 1660's? How about seeing the "new" Wren churches which he rebuilt, including St. Paul's, when they WERE new?

Some years later, after the great fire, I remember reading that the Thames froze up for weeks. People even opened shops and roasting booths, bull-baiting shows and brothels on the ice. That seems a special time in history.


 
Jul 8th, 2003, 12:06 PM
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I'm willing to bet that many of you remember Wes. I just happened upon this posting from 1998 and wanted to bring it to the top again.

It was Wes all the way, insightful and thought-provoking. I wonder how many people he helped while frequenting this board? Likely a thousand or more...

We haven't forgotten you, Wes.
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Jul 8th, 2003, 04:28 PM
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Thanks for bringing this up for the new posters who did not know him, and selfishly, for me because he inspired my favorite posting.
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Jul 8th, 2003, 06:43 PM
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Oh no, is Wes gone? His is a familiar name I see over and again when I do a search, but now you're talking as in the past tense. Please let us newbies know what happened.
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Jul 8th, 2003, 06:52 PM
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Hagan, unfortunately Wes died a few months ago. He lives on in our hearts through as we plan our future travels. What a legacy this man left us.
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Feb 16th, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Such an interesting thread from long ago...
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Mar 10th, 2008, 01:09 AM
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I would be happy to experience any of the scenarios that Wes posted. As long as....... I was wealthy enough to enjoy the trip, I don't fancy the tough life of a peasant, and that I was in a position where I could "fly under the radar" and stay out of trouble! eg I don't fancy Marie Antoinette's life at all! What a lovely post! I raise my glass to Wes, he must have been a fine traveller.....
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Mar 10th, 2008, 10:29 AM
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Wes Fowler and Ben Haines, a breed apart, and sorely missed.
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Mar 10th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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In the spirit of the thread, I suppose I should have responded to Wes' question...I think I would have liked to have been François 1er, or at least one of his associates, and to have known Da Vinci.
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