Category Archives: Looking back

BSR Summer School day 7 – the Colosseum/Baths of Caracalla

9/9/08 – 4.30pm The day got off to a good start with a visit to the Colosseum – though accompanied by a rather grisly commentary on all the horrid things that used to go on there. I had been inside … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 6 – day off

8/9/08 – 6.30pm Another really good day.  Had a lie-in and left the BSR around 10am.  Wandered into the city centre alone and indulged in some shopping – got a gorgeous leather rucksack and some pressies for the folks back … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 5: The Triumphal Procession

7/9/08 – 4.40pm We left the BSR at 9am and walked to the Pantheon, the most complete surviving building from antiquity and surely one of Rome’s most impressive buildings. We had breakfast at one of the restaurants next to it … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 4: Ostia

6/9/08 – 4.45pm Had an amazing day.  Ostia was just fantastic – a whole Roman town that you can walk through, like Pompeii, with amazing frescoes and mosaics.  Saw a bakery with the mills still inside, and a Roman wine … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 3: Augustus

5/9/08 – 4pm Exhausting but exciting day.  We got the Metro from Flaminia to Termini and then from Termini down to the Colosseum.  Coming up from the Metro station and suddenly being face to face with the Colosseum was awe-inspiring, … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 2: the Imperial forums

4/9/08 – 4.10pm Another really interesting day, based on imperial fora.  Spent the first part of the day in the Capitoline museums, where we got an amazing view over the Forum Romanum on one side and the Theatre of Marcellus … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 1: The Tiber

3/9/08 – 3.30pm Back at the BSR following a long and tiring day walking round in the searing heat.  Actually the heat isn’t as bad as I thought it would be – though that’s not really saying much – and … Continue reading

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