A portion of one of the beautiful mosiacs still visible at Ostia Antica, the ancient port city outside of Rome which has ruins that are often much better preserved that Pompeii. It’s a wonderful side trip from Rome, just 30 minutes outside the city by train.
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A portion of one of the beautiful mosiacs still visible at Ostia Antica, the ancient port city outside of Rome which has ruins that are often much better preserved that Pompeii. It’s a wonderful side trip from Rome, just 30 minutes outside the city by train.

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Over on my writing group’s tumblog I shared this recipe. And if you don’t follow us yet, why on earth not?
saltandradishwriters:

In my novel-in-progress, FEAST OF SORROW, I tell the story of Marcus Gavius Apicius, who was really one of the world’s first gourmands. The oldest known cookbook bears his name. Here is a recipe for “sweet wine cakes” which are more like little crackers. This 2,000 year old recipe is still just as good today. These make awesome little party treats.  (Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers))
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Over on my writing group’s tumblog I shared this recipe. And if you don’t follow us yet, why on earth not?

saltandradishwriters:

In my novel-in-progress, FEAST OF SORROW, I tell the story of Marcus Gavius Apicius, who was really one of the world’s first gourmands. The oldest known cookbook bears his name. Here is a recipe for “sweet wine cakes” which are more like little crackers. This 2,000 year old recipe is still just as good today. These make awesome little party treats.

(Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers))

Source: crystalking.com

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Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, has been ridiculed for his poor English

Video above, but click through here for Guardian story in English: Video: Italians mock Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for awful English - Telegraph

Source: fw.to

6italy, Matteo Renzi, italia, language, Italian, Digital Venice, language learning, prime minister,

I can’t wait!

The official full length TV launch trailer - Doctor Who Series 8 2014

Source: youtube.com

6Doctor Who, scifi, awesome,

hellenismo:

"Doves watering" - mosaic from the House of the Doves at Pompeii

(via spell37)

Source: hellenismo

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So many great wines in this magnificent country. 

italiansreclaimingitaly:

Which one’s your favourite?

Source: winefolly.com

6wine, italy, vino, italia, vineyards, food and wine,

crystallizations:

Outtakes from David Bowie’s 1977 “Heroes” cover photo shoot by Masayoshi Sukita.
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Outtakes from David Bowie’s 1977 “Heroes” cover photo shoot by Masayoshi Sukita.
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Outtakes from David Bowie’s 1977 “Heroes” cover photo shoot by Masayoshi Sukita.

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6bowie, 1977, heroes, music, photography, masayoshi sukita,

In my novel-in-progress, my protagonist, Apicius, vists the shores of Carthage, a Roman province by the first century. it’s fascinating seeing this story surface, from a time when Carthage was still fighting the Romans.
(What Rome’s Arch-Enemies Wore Into Battle - Forbes)
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In my novel-in-progress, my protagonist, Apicius, vists the shores of Carthage, a Roman province by the first century. it’s fascinating seeing this story surface, from a time when Carthage was still fighting the Romans.

(What Rome’s Arch-Enemies Wore Into Battle - Forbes)

Source: forbes.com

6archaeology, rome, carthage, armor, roman, roman empire, history, ancient history,

Fascinating vintage Italian travel poster. 

Source: bearagornn

6italy, travel, vintage, ephemera, poster, propaganda, italia, fascism, fascista,

"Yugo Nakamura demonstrates the beauty of raindrops in his video "The Origin of the Sound of Rain."

He recorded the sound of rain falling on different objects, including a snail, a glass, a rock, a flower, and more. He then played them in different orders and with varying tempos. The result is a beautiful, stormy symphony consisting of precisely 10,211,326 drops”

Via Neatorama
http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/12/Making-Music-with-10-Million-Drops-of-Rain/

Source: youtube.com

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On my to-read list: is this debut novel by fellow Grub Street writer, Celeste Ng (via Everything I Never Told You )

Source: celesteng.com

6Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You, fiction, literary fiction, Grub Street, writing, reading, books,

Fresco detail inside one of the homes in Pompeii. 
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Fresco detail inside one of the homes in Pompeii. 

6pompeii, archaeology, italy, italia, ancient rome, ancient art, fresco,

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