Welcome to another meeting of the minds that is The Lounge! This week is all about time machines. How you interpret that is up to you!
I wrote a post a few months ago about what I would do if I had a time machine. I was overwhelmed with the response I received. It seems there are a few people who would like to go back and tell their teenage selves that life does get better.
This time I decided to go a different route and talk about the time periods that I would love to visit. Most of them though I would like to visit in a more ‘floating in the air’ type deal rather than actually living in the time period.
The first time period that I would love to visit is The Middle Ages. It was always my favourite thing to learn about in History. It was one of the most turbulent time periods in the English history though so I would definitely prefer to watch from afar. I loved learning about the different ways that things were done, especially the weird and wonderful medical concoctions that were created. Of course it also included horrifying epidemics including The Black Plague.
Another Era which I loved learning about in history was Ancient Egypt. I loved learning about the different Gods and how these Gods had an impact on the way the Egyptians lived their lives. It was also awe inspiring to read how the slaves made the pyramids using nothing more than ropes and ramps made of mud to drag the heavy stones to where they needed to be.
I would also love to see the dinosaurs. Of course this would again be one of those times when I would be happy to just float in the air in observance rather than be in with all of the action. I think it would interesting to see the different colours and how they lived because of course at the moment those kinds of things are educated guesses based on scientific evidence discovered. I have also always wondered when humans began to exist and if it was while dinosaurs still freely roamed.
What time period would you visit if you had a time machine?
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I thought about visiting my teenage self but I wouldn’t have listened to my older self anyway, and lets face it, there are far more interesting people to go back and talk to….Jean Moulin, the person responsible for the decision to carpet bomb Cambodia, the list goes on…
Yep I don’t think I would have listened to my teenage self either.
I’d love to visit the Vikings – although I suspect they were not as hawt as the TV show suggests. 🙂
LOL! Yes I suspect that maybe Horrible Histories depiction of them is a little more closer to the truth of what they looked like!
I enjoyed studying Ancient History in High School, too. Like you, I think I’d prefer to watch it from afar. I’d like to go back to the 1950’s and befriend my Mum like Marty did in Back To The Future and I’d like to go to the 1970’s so I could go to a Carpenters concert. I know – I’m so deep. Ahem.
I think it would be cool to befriend older relatives too. I think I would start to worry that you weren’t feeling ok if you didn’t say you’d love to go back and see a Carpenters concert 🙂
The Middle Ages was always my favourite and school, and being born and raised in England we covered it in great detail. Then I became a teacher and thought, ‘screw it! I’m taking my class to a castle!’ So I did. And we dressed up in cardboard as knights and I had one team at the top of an embankment and the other at the bottom and told them to fight until one or the other was defeated.
It was awesome. Nearly lost my job. But awesome!
That sounds awesome! I can’t believe you nearly lost your job over it though.
Seeing dinosaurs would simply be breathtaking. I secretly love watching all the computer animated YouTube clips that my boys pick.
I would love to go back to the early 1900’s, especially in Paris. So much culture and art going on at that time.
I think I loved Walking with Dinosaurs more than Mr 4 did lol!
That’s such a great question. I really have no idea where I’d go specifically. I think I’d love to visit Ancient Greece, spend some time in the Agora and listen to a little philosophy. I’d love to visit the 1960/1970s and attend some of the iconic concerts and events of that era. I know some people bag it but I love the movie Forrest Gump. It depicts such an amazing time. I’d love to visit 1980s NYC… Colonial Australia… 1940s Europe…. Where can I get me a time machine?!
There really are so many awesome time periods that would be interesting to visit!
I wanted to leave home when I was about 6 anyway, I would take me and my brothers out of there. And all would be well and all would be well and all manner of things would be well 🙂