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walking on history, XIII: roman roads

over 400,000 kms of roads connected the roman empire and it’s amazing that many of them still survive to this day. famously straight and featuring big slabs of polished rock, they were used for centuries to move troops around, trade goods, spread messages quickly… and even transport the animals that would fight humans and each other in the colosseum.

it’s fun to spot them throughout europe. the ones above are in rome, while the one below is in italica (near seville)… and yet, they look remarkably similar, despite being over 2000km apart.

it’s quite a feat of engineering!

analogue wednesday #38




a night of bookbinding with friends… and pancakes for breakfast!

analogue wednesday #13

rome leftovers, from earlier this year.

one second every day – january 2014

january best bits included:
– rome (and some of the best tiramisu of our lives)
– a trip to the north of italy, to surprise a friend on his birthday
– the return of sherlock!
– a lot of good food with friends
– trying out a new co-working space
– chinese new year!

alpe di siusi, 2

…is there anything quite as satisfying as a meal on a mountain hut, after a long hike in the snow?