Recently, I went to Colchester for the day before Christmas (2/12/13) to do a little research. First I went to see Colchester Castle. Despite it was closed for the winter, so I look around the outside the castle and its area anyway.
Also, around the Colchester Castle area there was some statues with roman themes.
Some interesting facts about the castle from the wiki page:
- The castle is built on the foundations (or the podium) of the earlier Roman temple of Claudius (built between AD 54–60).
- Building began between 1069 and 1076 under the supervision of Eudo Dapifer, who became the castle’s steward on its completion. Building stopped in 1080 because of a threat of Viking invasion, but the castle was completed by around 1100. Many materials, such as Roman brick and clay taken from the Roman town, were used in the building and these can easily be seen.
And finally went into Colchester itself (3 minute walk from the castle) and took some images what I might use as influence for my background drawings.
All in all, a nice few hours day out of Colchester.