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Ostia Antica…

Wow!  The summer the trains heading out of Rome for the beach, are packed!  Unfortunately, Ostia Antica (the ancient port town at the mouth of the Tiber) lies 3 stops on the line before you get to the beach.  Luckily, … Continue reading

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Finally, the Internet!

Saturday: Sleep in, find cappuccino, pay respects to the “Fugitives” in the garden, walk through forum, go find gelato, jump in pool, La Lanterna in Sorrento for dinner. Today: sleep until 10:00, realize you’ve missed breakfast, find alternate cappuccino, help unload project storage room, take train to Sorrento again… Welcome to the Pompeii Food and Drink Project 2009. Continue reading

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Steady the ladder!

There is an inscription on the Via Del’Abbondanza announcing a weekend of gladiatorial games, wild beast hunts, and musicians. It comes complete with misters to keep the crowd cool and an awning to block the sun. It tells us the name of the man that sponsored it and how much he spent. The last sentence reads – “Lantern holder, steady the ladder”. Continue reading

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Iulio Prima!

July 1st – We spent our “scavi” time in the lower (downhill) part of the city – where the breeze never blows. We were all excited about recording a brothel and it’s kitchen but, when we got there we found a domestic house and no brothel… Continue reading

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I made it!

I already met 4 of the F&D directors. They invited me to go to Sorrento with them yesterday – after taking me to an Italian Costco (Auchan Stores). That was quite an experience – I saw a 20 ft long sausage, ground horse meat, and a bin of live pulpo! Not quite the Costco experience you get in Louisville. Sorrento was just like we left it, just not as windy nor as crowded…
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