About & Contact

My name is Carole and I live in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. My favourite hobby is travelling and for the last 10 years I have taken a huge interest in the history of the ancient world. I usually don’t do things by halves, so I have dedicated all my free time to this passion. I love to share with other history fans all the incredible facts and stories that I discover throughout my journeys. I am neither a professional photographer nor an ancient history scholar, but I hope that everybody can enjoy my photos.

I am particularly interested in everything related to the emperor Hadrian whom I find fascinating. He was himself an incessant traveller, visiting every province in the Empire during his reign. When I am looking for new ideas for my travels I usually take inspiration from his journeys and it is a great motivation for me to follow him in his footsteps.

With my Hadrian 1900 project starting in 2017, I intend to reserve this blog for Hadrian related content while I will use my new blog Following Hadrian Photography to cover all the other places I have visited. The focus of my new blog is on photography rather than text. It will always be a work in progress and new archaeological sites and museums will be added on a regular basis.

If you wish to contact me: madge@hotmail.fr

All my photos are licensed under the Attribution-ShareAlike license. Feel free to contact me if you require high-resolution images. You can also download my photos in high-resolution via my Flickr photostream.

25 thoughts on “About & Contact”

  1. Hi Carol, You are doing something I have always wanted to do. Especially travelling to where the ancient Romans once were. Your photo’s are brilliant most of all the Mosaics. Thanks for sharing your travels with us.


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Rita 🙂 I always put a lot of dedication in what I do. I feel very privileged to have explored so much of the ancient world already. And as always, thank you for your support.


  2. Hi, I enjoy very much looking your photos and also of the comments and informations about country you visited. There are also some alternativs about official history, espacially if you drope a time lines and countries one over the other ones.

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  3. Carole, I have been enjoying your posts on Following Hadrian on Facebook! I have read many books on Hadrian and the Roman Empire, but these books tend to recycle the same pictures again and again, whereas your amateur photos show us glimpses of some of the less famous sites, and you often show angles of them I have never seen before. Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with those of us who cannot travel as you do!

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  4. Hi Carol.
    I traveled to Venice, Florence and Rome last year as it was a dream of mine to see the ancient world. I am now having my first child, so travelling is off the cards(for now), your blogs are a constant source of inspiration. I hope when I am lying in bed in my twilight years, that I can look back and see the life you are living, and be happy. Thanks for bringing back so many good memories.

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  5. Dear Carole,

    please I need an image of the work: ” Emperor Hadrian from Perge” (Antalya Museum)
    I’m working for an Italian Publishing House….my request it’s very urgent.
    Please, can you send me a mail address for to contact you??
    Thank you and kind regards



  6. Hi Carole.
    Thank you for subscribing to my blog about touring Israel. I live in Jerusalem and the city includes layers of Hadrian’s Aelia Capitolina to this day. There is also a magnificent bronze bust of Hadrian at the Israel museum.

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  7. Salve Carole!

    Since you are a dedicated Hadrian fan, perhaps you would be interested in the current course “Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Roman frontier” on Futurelearn at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/hadrians-wall. It’s a six week course with an excellent program, offered by Newcastle University. It’s entirely free of charge and you don’t have to finish it within six weeks, you can take as long as you wish or your schedule allows. We are enjoying this course, which offers many new and fascinating aspects of life on the Roman frontier in Britannia.

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  8. Hi Everyone, I’ve just started following Carole on twitter and i’m so pleased to have found her on FB. Not only are her pictures fantastic and informative, she has been most helpful on place to go, on my up and coming trip to rome. Keep up the good work Carole …love it.

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  9. Dear Carol,
    I first read Memoirs of Hadrian about three years ago. I have read it twice since. I think about this book so often, going back to skim and reread. How beautiful and fascinating your website is! I am so enthralled to have a chance to put even more images with the text that I love so much. Thank you so much!

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  10. Salve Carol,
    I am a Latin teacher at the European school in Bergen, The Netherlands. The text book I use with my students is called “Imperium”, and it’s all based on the life of…Hadrian!
    You might want to have a look at the book’s Web-site: http://www.imperiumlatin.com/
    As you can imagine, I am very happy to have discovered your site, which I find most interesting and inspiring.
    Kind regards, Nienke Steenbeek

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  11. Hola Carole:
    Sólo preguntarte si has visitado Itálica. Si alguna vez te acercas por Sevilla a visitar el sitio en el que transcurrió la infancia de Adriano, estaría encantado de ser tu Cicerone.

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  12. Hello, and thank you for your wonderful blog. I, too, am fascinated with Hadrian and have read many books about his life and travels. Walking Hadrian’s Wall in the UK is one of my dreams. Thanks for taking us all on vicarious journeys.

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  13. Hi Carole, love your blog and I’m very glad I found it. I love Ancient Rome and I have been travelling over the last few years. I noticed that you’re about to visit Aquincum- was there a few weeks ago. You’ll enjoy it.

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  14. Hallo Carole, if you are living in Frankfurt, maybe I may address you in German? Ich bin Gerda aus Athen und habe eben zu meiner großen Freude dein Hadrian-Blog entdeckt. Ich werde jetzt erst mal lesen, was du schon alles beschrieben hast, und bin gespannt auf weiteres. Liebe Grüße aus der Mani (Süd-Peloponnes)

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