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Travel Blogs from Rieti
... fit his own agenda, Hadrian had a hand in designing a complex built for thousands. He was the ruler of the Roman Empire but did not actually like the city of Rome, so he built his palace in Tivoli. Built in the 2nd Century AD, it took 10 years to construct the 30 building complex on 250 acres.
A day filled with history and drawing, but mostly just looking at cool stuff.
... but then it became very interesting as the GPS tried to keep taking us streets which we just physically could not fit through. We spent an hour navigating these streets, with Ro having to reverse out of many a narrow road, with Italians honking at him. Eventually we found our way around, which was clearly the way we should have been going in the first place but we couldn’t find our accommodation. We saw a sign but then nothing. Ro stopped and saw someone walking their dog who ...
... ourselves next to a long pool with some turtles in it and rosemary around it. Surrounding the water in every direction were ruins or parts of ruins. We saw the "building of 100 rooms", thermal rooms that must have had 30 foot dome ceilings, and various temples scattered amongst the hospital, library and other must have buildings.
It is hard to describe exactly what we saw. Everything just screamed lavish and over the ...
I've seen animals in strange places-- like at a funeral or in the hospital. Now don't get me wrong, I like dogs and think they have a special place in our lives.
But, when I saw a leashed dog coming into the club, I was floored! ;-)
... happy to share them with you. Italy is beautiful and the fact that this was "just another day at the office" just adds to the surreal-ness that is this job. This Dutch country boy is livin the dream y'all.
Thanks for reading everyone! Have a great couple of weeks. Will post again after Thanksgiving. Miss and love you all. God bless!