Sunday, September 25, 2016

Roman times: are you not entertained?! :-P


A whole month.. OMG! I guess I should just stop explaining why I never seem to satisfy my own desire to publish every week. Once again, it was a mix of work, deadlines, family stuff and sometimes.. sheer laziness when all you want is to enjoy a cold beer (or white wine) in the sun. 

Fortunately, my absence from social media did not mean I sat still though! My computer is full of photos and videos clips of my outings.. and I'm going to make an effort to share them on a regular basis.

And I'm starting with my trip to an archaeological park in Xanten (Germany) where they rebuilt an old city from the Roman Empire.

I went with my friend Sara who is a history buff like me, though she actually studied it. Though I did study 6 years of Latin in high school.. and I was surprised how well I could still translate all those ancient texts.

Colonia Ulpia Traiana, as the city was known in Roman times, was an important city and as such, had an amphitheatre. Obviously, I had to stand in the middle of the arena and yell: "Are you not entertained?!" while holding my water bottle as a make-believe sword. :-P

They say "When in Rome, do as the Romans do.", so I decided to wear a white dress to give it that ancient feel. I do wonder if they had wedges back in those times. ;-)

See, I didn't just look... I also fiddled around with ancient Roman technology. I don't think I quite agree with Obelix who always said (in the 'Asterix and Obelix' comic books) that the Romans were so crazy.

We were so absorbed with this fantastic park that I actually did not really want to interrupt the flow with taking long videos. So I ended up with just a couple of clips of me going up and down the stairs. Nevertheless.. enjoy!!


  1. You look beautiful. Love your white dress!

  2. Cute dress, loving your sandals too! Thanks for the visit!

    House of Illusions

  3. lovely video

  4. Hotness! I love your white dress. Great video.

  5. Welcome back!

    Yes, the white dress does give it that ancient Roman chic. You look stunning! I'm sure you would have turned quite a few heads in ancient Rome, with or without wedges (I'm not sure did they have them). This reconstructed city seems like a great place to visit. You know I love history.

    Impressive that you can translate some of the texts. I can sort of understand them too. I had to study Latin too, for a whole year, it is an obligatory course at Art and Humanities. Everyone has to take it. Somehow, I managed to avoid it in high school. Probably because I went to vocational high school. We had to study less classical stuff.

    1. Thanks! It is still quite busy.. and I do enjoy blogging so much! :)

      I'm sure I turned some heads.. but probably those people were thinking how someone would wear impractical shoes to an archaeological park! :P

      Six years of Latin and 4 years of Classical Greek.. so my language skills have a good foundation even though I went into the technical sciences. ;-)

      Hope you're doing well!

  6. Like that place, very nice!

  7. Looks like you are having fun!!
    Great pics.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ❤ Johanna.

  8. 6 years of Latin?? That's amazing! Haha - and I LOVE that you stood in the middle of the amphitheater with a water bottle and yelled "Are you not entertained?" You're the best, Tassia! And your dress is gorgeous - very Roman. :)


    1. Oh yeah, 6 years of Latin and 4 years of Greek.. and even as someone who was destined to study Physics.. I enjoyed every minute of it! :)

      Hope you're doing great! :)

  9. I missed the part where you translated Latin thanks to your 6 years of experience. Isn't it great when things we learned in years past come in handy.