One of the fun things about blogging is never knowing where a post will lead. We call it the “box-of-chocolates effect.” On the Ostia Antica mosaic post from earlier this week, many people commented that the photo with the coin included for scale helped them better understand the amount of work involved in creating mosaics.
Forget stuffy archaeology! How about a 2000 year-old mosaic of someone’s favorite mules: Tipsy, Modest, Lame, and Dainty? I am not making this up.
Every traveler we know has a Bucket List, and that list will most likely include the fascinating city of Rome, Italy. Ours did. And we’ve loved all the weeks we’ve spent in Rome over the years, wandering the ancient streets, exploring the ruins and trying to envision the lives of early Romans.
Frequently in our travels, we’ve noticed interesting, eye-pleasing patterns that show up. They’re sometimes planned, and other times coincidental, but for whatever reason, these patterns draw the eye and beg for a photograph.
We’d like to welcome Anita Harris’ (Terri’s wonderful cousin) 5th Grade Class from Crawfordsville, Indiana to the blog, and even though they should be studying explorers, maybe we can provide a diversion from time to time.Also, we’d like to specifically thank Phillip, Blake, Gabrielle, and Sarah for their comments on the fountains post.