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... squirrels were out in force. Corban was a little worried the squirrels would get him. Off to see the Queen, we had given her advance notice that we were coming and our time was limited but we unfortunately were unable to make our calendars work. We viewed Buckingham Palace from the outside only taking some pictures and waved as royal Kings do. With the planned part of the day all completed we walked back via Big Ben had a great view. The boys wandered back to the ...
... Toni and Corban stayed at home. Corban required a few
doses of pamol during the day to keep the temperature down but other than that
he seemed ok, cheeky as ever, even though he did not even want a piece of his
Raspberry slice. Tony completed printing the tickets off after sorting the
printer issues out while Corban and Mum had snuggles. Lunch was had and Corban
was off for a sleep while Toni and Tony completed the clothes selection for
... hands of the Caesar. I have to say that I saw the arena through a tourist eye and not as a spectator that must have witnessed barbarism at its worst! There is restoration going on as we speak and hats off the France for recognising the quality of history they have in their towns and cities. The arena is still used today as a cultural hub where it hosts concerts, festivals and cultural events through out the summer however, its ...
... a superbly preserved Roman Amphitheatre which is still used frequently for concerts and bull fighting today. It was an interesting conversation with the children about what it had been used for 2 thousand years ago! Public executions and gladiator fights, not to mention the bull fighting which still happens there in July - couldn't think of an explanation for that one....2 very concerned faces!
It was very hot in the Arene, but we had a wander around the top ...
... than I expected on the inside. It was designed so that the crowd could be seated and dispersed quickly; would you believe that it is a 'vomitorium'? It is essentially the same design that we use today in stadiums. The seating within the arena was very important. Each level of society had a spot where they could sit; one could not sit in a spot that was above or below one's social level. As such, the most important families and dignitaries got the seats closest ...