01/08/2008

Hola!

It feels like so, so long since I have been in England!
Since my last post we have been to Venice, Innsbruck, Salzburg (possibly my favourite), Zurich, and are now in Barcelona.

At the city of Herculaneum, near the erruption of Vesuvius all those 2000 years ago, I got the boy to take some photos of me in one of the surviving rooms.
Only 4 acres has been excavated so far of the ash-slide covered town (compared to ten times that in Pompeii´s remains), but it was a lot more impressive than Pompeii. Not only stone, but metal, wood and lots of paint remained in the buildings! I couldn´t believe that some original wooden beams from BC were still there after thousands of years of decay!

These photos show how brightly coloured the rooms of the ancient houses were too. I´m afraid I was only wearing a romper that day as we intended to go to the beach afterwards.





p.s I really have very stumpy legs.

31 comments:

  1. Wow your trip sounds totally awesome-you will have such great memories!! Love your piccys!!

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  2. PS-Totally amazing how long those buildings have been around for!!

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  3. incredible, and what a cute romper!

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  4. Soo cute! I love stripes :)

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  5. Cool outfit and the walls are amazing!

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  6. Wow that is fantabulous!!!
    don't worry...your legs are not as stumpy as mine!!
    XDD

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  7. Amazing. Hope you are still enjoying your trip, are you passing from Lisbon?

    xoxo

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  8. oh cool! i never went to Herculaneum, i went to pompeii though.

    you look super cute in your romper. hope the beach was fun!

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  9. You look adorable! I love the stripes and colors!

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  10. Your trip sounds so interesting. I really hope to visit all these places one day. Lucky you, I really like your romper.

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  11. Cute romper outfit....hope you had a great time....!

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  12. Ahh! That looks like a lot of fun. I'm adoring the romper!

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  13. I love this outfits!! And I want to see Pompeii too :( It's seems so amazing!!
    Here there some Basic Languages you have to know before you go to Portugal:

    Ola ! Hi!
    Obrigada ! Thanks!
    Por favor! Please!
    Tchau! Bye bye!
    Eu amo-te! I love you!

    and...

    Beijos de Bruxellas! Kisses from Bruxelles sweetie ;) enjoy it!

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  14. Great romper. That's so cool you got go into one of the surviving rooms.

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  15. I like high wasted skirt :) And you have great shoes with bow!

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  16. sorry I want to see my comment on other blog.
    You have very interesting overalls and look great with red colour!

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  17. Nice location! the nautical look looks pretty good on you :)

    (your legs are fine)

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  18. ooh the stripes and that awesome blue! must have been a good day to the beach (:

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  20. Thanks for the comments everyone, the trip was indeed amazing!

    My legs really are stumpy - I have friends who are shorter than me, but their legs are longer haha!!

    And Madalena, thanks for those key portugese words - I'd forgotten how to say thankyou so that helped a lot!!

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  21. LOOOOOOOOOOvely outfit. you look GREAT!

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  22. I love rompers! You look great in it! :)

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  23. I love rompers! You look great in it! :)

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  24. Mm, I agree. Alexander Wang sure knows how to make his basics look both sophisticated AND sexy.

    And I love that romper! The stripes make it so cute.

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  25. I have that romper too! £1 in the sale?! bargain.

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  26. Nice outfit! Oh and stumpy legs are cute, i have them too. =)

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