It was wet. Yes, I know I’ve already told you this. But I don’t think I’ve told you the full wetness of the place. It was waaaay beyond wet.

And it was informative. I learned stuff.

I also drank stuff.

But I learned stuff too!

And I got really fcuking angry at Bristol airport, but that is a whole different story for another entry.

And I took some photos.

Which I’ve just put on the internet.

And you can have a look at them just here.

I haven’t yet written an index.htm front sheet but when I do it’ll go in to the same location and will snap back the photos and descriptions.

Until then you’ll have to make do with the file-names which, I hope, are fairly self-explanatory anyway.


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9 Responses to Rome

  1. Louise says:

    It looks like a very sad place in the rain. In the movies it always looks so cheerful and sunny!!

    I must be more competetive than I thought, feeling as though all those people in the pics will provide superior essays with firsthand experiences and make my effort look even more poor (note to self – not a competition and not nice to be resentful!)

    Look forward to further updates

  2. froggywoogie says:

    Did you notice how the Italian people generally make efforts to dress up elegantly? Even denims on them look classy.

  3. Amy says:

    hi Brennig,
    I have been reading your blog with interest and a stifled giggle or two for a while now. I am one who followed a google link after searching for inspiration on Beatles music!! Not being able to make Rome trip and having followed your packing with interest it was good to see photographic evidence of the wetlands!
    am interested to know if that was a genuine Roman tattoo on the rather shapely calf of the authentic Roman guard and also whether you took the bus to Labia?

  4. Melanie says:

    Hi Brennig, I am now insanely jealous that you went to Rome. The photo’s look fantastic. It was actually the weekend of my birthday,grrr now 32. I desparately wanted to go but my passport had run out. Has it helped with TMA 3? God, it definately rained. Part of me now wishes there was a summer school with this course, on your blog and on facebook everyone seems so nice and out to help eachother, it’s a shame we’ll probably never all meet. Hope they do some more day or weekend trips. Hope tma 3 is going ok for you. Keep us posted. Mel

  5. Brennig says:

    Hello Amy and welcome, how are you? I think there’s been a distinct lack of giggle material lately. Something to do with not enough time and too little creativity.

    I’m going to work on replenishing the giggle factor.

    At one point during the weekend we learned that the Amphitheatre is build on an old swamp. No kidding!

    The tattoo was genuine but not antique. The same can be said for the centurion.

    As to the bus… I’ve never, ever heard of a labia that was so popular it was on its own bus route before!

  6. Brennig says:

    Happy birthday Mel! (and welcome)

    I’m a bit glad there’s no summer school. I had a hard time keeping up with some of the alcohol that various people seemed intent on putting away!

  7. Jacquie says:

    Thanks for posting these pictures. I couldn’t make the trip either – funds are a little short due to house improvements. I think I would have preferred to have gone to Rome instead of redecorating and recarpeting the house.

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Rachel says:

    Yet another A103 student, pics are brill and as I am Very late starting This TMA will be really handy.


  9. Jules says:

    Hey Brennig!!

    I keep checking back on you to see how you are doing.

    Glad to hear Rome was a ball. I fly on Saturday morning. Booked it before I started course and was gutted to realise Colosseum paper was due in 6 hours before my flight!!

    Can I just ask about the Rothko exhibition. Any good? Is it something that is going to come up later in A103? or just for fun? (spot the person who has NEVER read ahead)