Overtoom 197, 1054 HT AMSTERDAM
The Limes, a biography
Two thousand years ago the border of the Roman Empire ran straight through the Netherlands. Nowadays the Limes has invisibly sunk into the landscape, but it remains an important historical relic. DS followed the Limes on foot with a GPS. Through this walk citizens and officials were confronted with the physical presence of the Limes for the first time within their city borders and on their properties. DS designed a special Limes pavement brick placed where the Roman road crosses today’s roads. DS and designer Irma Boom are currently working on a new book which will come out in 11/2008: Limes Weg.