|The Roman Ruins from 200 A.D.|
Around the 17th century as London expanded, the wall became useless, because the city spread out past it. During the 18th century parts of it were demolished and and by the 19th century the wall was left in fragments. The city then protected it. It was just so cool to see it.
|Looking down into the Roman Ruins|
The Ghostly Monk of St. Bartholomew's Church
According to the church's website, www.greatbarts.com, "Saint Bartholomew the Great is one of London's oldest churches. It was founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory and has been in continuous use as a place of worship since at least 1143. It is an active Anglican/Episcopal Church in that part of London known as the City."
|St. Bartholomew's Church|
SEEN IN MAJOR MOVIES - The church has appeared in films such as Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Other Boleyn Girl.
THE GHOST MONK - We were told by Richard Jones that there is a monk buried in the church. When his crypt was violated/opened, and a policeman stole his sandal, the monk's ghost began haunting the church. The policeman returned the sandal after feeling guilty, but died shortly afterward.
|Orb appears where Rob sensed a ghost|
OUR EXPERIENCE - We were all standing outside as Richard was telling us the story and before he started talking, both of us had bad feelings. The bad feelings were strong in the courtyard outside of the church, and I (Rob) was compelled to take pictures at one place along the church wall.
|Close up of Orb outside the church|
This concludes the ghost/history walk. Next
up - Prince Albert's Memorial and the Sherlock Holmes Museum!