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
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?
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
Our travels have been halted for a few months as Dr C went through a second knee replacement and two nerve block procedures on her spine, ouch! We hope to resume normal service very soon, but are always reminded that this is the time of year when we usually visit Rome for a week, mostly … Continue reading Roman reminders.
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