Welcome to the Writer’s Post Blog Hop # 89
This week’s host is Darla Dollman of Blessed Little Creatures.
The chosen theme:
Ancient history has always been a major passion of mine. The town where I was born in Germany still has the wall around it that the conquering Romans built. In Europe, one is constantly exposed to these fascinating historical artifacts.
In 1990, for the occasion of my husband’s 40th birthday, we travelled to his Italian homeland for a celebration with friends and family in the Bari area. While there, we toured much of southern Italy, plus Rome, Vatican City and Pompeii. I could picture this thriving ancient culture so vividly! My mind was transported. Inside the Colosseum I stood, transfixed, imagining what life had been like within those walls and marvelling at the intricate structures.
It would be easy to spend a couple of years in Rome, exploring all the ruins and other historic sites. In addition to the Colosseum, we toured the Roman Forum, (see first photo), and visited most of the well-known landmarks, such as Hadrian’s Tomb and the Spanish Steps. Much to our disappointment, the Fountain of Trevi was under reconstruction!
Pompeii was the most fascinating of all! A city perfectly preserved by lava, when Mount Vesuvious erupted in 79 AD. The Pompeians were an advanced civilization and even had plumbing.
One of our most memorable trips, to date.
Next month, this history buff’s lifelong dream will come true! We are going to Greece for two weeks. So exciting! First, a Classical land tour, including Athens, Delphi, Olympia and Meteora, to be followed by a five day islands cruise; touching down also in Turkey to tour Ephesus and capping off with two nights in Santorini.
In addition, we’ll be visiting friends and family in Italy, (another chance to see Rome) and going back to my German hometown.
The Wall awaits!
Are you interested in history too?
What’s your dream destination?
Looking forward to your comments!
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