Picture behind the story #16 This is boring let’s tweet about it


A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 16. This is boring, let’s Tweet about it!Behind the magnificent Altare della Patria building is the Capitoline Hill, overlooking the Foro Romano and giving a good vantage … Continue reading Picture behind the story #16 This is boring let’s tweet about it

Why glorify the Romans but not the British?


Here is an alternative history of Rome: 1. The genocide of the Druids in Brittanicus 2. The complete annihilation of the Iceni 3. The murder of Boudicca and her family 4. Insane and barbaric rulers in Caligula and Nero 5. Propagation of a slave trade in Britain specifically and Europe generally 6. Imperial in nature … Continue reading Why glorify the Romans but not the British?

WordPress Photo Challenge: Layered …… in time


Ostia Antica-Layered in time  The ancient, abandoned city of Ostia Antica, once the sea port of ancient Rome is like a time capsule. Multi-layered archaelogically, possibly first settled in 7th Century BC, oldest remains dating back to 4th Century BC, sacked by pirates in 68 BC and rebuilt by Cicero. In 113 AD silting of … Continue reading WordPress Photo Challenge: Layered …… in time

Local: A mosaic of museums 2016


A fellow blogger recently wrote an article about what it is that gives people "the travel bug", is it genetic handed on from parents, is it a single experience of a childhood holiday, is it influence from a friend? In my case it doesn't seem to be any of these, certainly not genetic because the … Continue reading Local: A mosaic of museums 2016