Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

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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!!






17 comments:

  1. You look beautiful. Love your white dress!
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  2. Cute dress, loving your sandals too! Thanks for the visit!

    xo
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  3. lovely video

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

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  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.

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    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!

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  6. Like that place, very nice!
    Kisses
    Svetlana
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  7. Looks like you are having fun!!
    Great pics.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ❤ Johanna.

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  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. :)

    ~Lindsey
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    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! :)

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  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.

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