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Re: Italy

Postby Sharon » Sat May 23, 2009 9:40 pm

Made it back.

Fantastic time.

Very hot.

All frescoed out.

need to download glasdiator now!

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Re: Italy

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun May 24, 2009 5:33 pm

We demand photos. Ah, go on.
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Re: Italy

Postby Sharon » Tue May 26, 2009 10:22 am

The trevi fountain, the crowds were gathered like they were expecting to see the pope....

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He was to be found elsewhere

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It was a bizarre spectacle, with people actually screaming and running forward when he got out of his pope mobile and started the chanting stuff. Also, amusing was the sizeable portion of the crowd who abandoned the squre at this point, presumably to go and do what they came to do, which was to take in the vast vatican art collection.

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The most humiliating uniform ever designed?

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The shops were well stocked with creepy babies

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but happily more were stocked with pretty shoes. The vast numbers of designer shops was quite astonishing, oddly (unlike here) a walk along a street could see cheapo clothes shops sanwched between high end designer shops. All very ecclectic. A ver fashion conscious city. Or vain. Or image conscious, the women (the younger ones at least) were all imaculately turned out, pint sizes, size 8 cute little dollies :)

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They don't tuck their artwork away behind glass :)

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View from the tabularium
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A wee Indiana Jones moment

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Not much chance of gladiators taking the floor now :(

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Those romans had great butts!

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The rest (well a few more) are on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/35354578@N00/
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Re: Italy

Postby Princess Zelda » Tue May 26, 2009 5:19 pm

I'm off to Rome on 13th June and I can't wait! These pictures make the wait all the more unbearable! I've been once before, in 1991 on a bus trip with higher Latin, but the onus for us was on alcohol rather than classical architecture. We all got into trouble for drinking, but as I told my mother then..IT'S LEGAL TO DRINK AT 16 IN ITALY! Those teachers had no right to ground us in that hotel.... :?
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Re: Italy

Postby Lucky Poet » Tue May 26, 2009 6:47 pm

Those ruins look tremendous - I've got to go some day. (And agreed about the guy's uniform, though I wouldn't say it to his face.)

Well done for not only taking photos of the shoe shops :)
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Re: Italy

Postby Doorstop » Tue May 26, 2009 7:32 pm

Lucky Poet wrote:(And agreed about the guy's uniform, though I wouldn't say it to his face.)


He looks suspiciously like Prince William.

It wouldn't surprise me.
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Re: Italy

Postby banjo » Tue May 26, 2009 8:41 pm

aye ,thats him,princus williamus.indeed a funny thing happened on the way to the forum.update,jarvies.
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Re: Italy

Postby Avenger » Tue May 26, 2009 9:46 pm

Was in Rome in February, two free Ryanair returns (£50 each for taxes) booked into a B&B near St Peters. Tip for anyone going, pack comfortable shoes, we walked everywhere. Rome is really an open air museum take a good guide book as well. I had wanted to go for a while and it lived up to expectation.
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Re: Italy

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue May 26, 2009 10:15 pm

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If you think the above is bad you want to see what they make the prods wear.

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Re: Italy

Postby HollowHorn » Tue May 26, 2009 10:18 pm

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Re: Italy

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed May 27, 2009 7:28 pm

A powerful argument for converting, there.

*Squints at photo* Wait a minute, was he no in Rentaghost?
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Re: Italy

Postby Doorstop » Wed May 27, 2009 8:09 pm

Ha ha .. Timothy Claypole.
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Re: Italy

Postby floweredpig » Wed May 27, 2009 9:42 pm

And you think our kilts look normal in italy? Or indeed Belgium.
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Re: Italy

Postby Quality Mince » Wed May 27, 2009 10:12 pm

Me and my mate decided to go to Italy by train few years back. Didn't know where to go though. Took a map of Italy down the pub. Got steamin' and decided to go half way down the boot on the right hand side. So a few weeks later we did and ended up in a place called Pescara. We camped in a dog shit covered campsite and it was cold and rained every day. One day was spent sheltering under a concrete bridge and the next day in a cinema that showed porno movies. So much for our rich cultural experience. Eventually abandoned Italy and went back to Paris and spent time there instead.
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Re: Italy

Postby Ronnie » Wed May 27, 2009 10:52 pm

Thanks, Sharon
Absolutely fab photos of the tabularium and the coliseum. I want to go NOW.
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