Small vehicles, Rome, Italy

Walking around Rome, Italy, I spotted a number of tiny vehicles. In a city of tiny, winding streets, it’s definitely easier to use one of these than a full-size machine. This fleets makes deliveries:

DSC_3099You can see their size relative to the people and car on the right. Then was this passenger vehicle:

DSC_3197Look at it compare to the bicycle on the right. Here’s a colorful variation:

kbdRKjRUSUSm4ovqZw%LNAThe roof is actually lower than the top of the windscreen on the scooters. And as you can see more clearly in the next photo, it’s a pop top.

ALOrWpfBTpSyoQwB2hrQLQI’m sure they get great mileage and are just enough to get you where you want to go and keep the weather off. Be careful.

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Published in: on November 28, 2018 at 1:41 pm  Comments (1)  
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Snack stand, Pompeii

As mentioned, Pompeii featured all the conveniences one might expect to find in a modern town. Here’s a photo of a typical snack stand (my term) found in almost every street around the town.

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There’s a bar with the holes over which warm food could be served. There’s even a cutout in the bar to serve what I believe was “take out” food. I can imagine people stopping in here for something to eat, a friendly chat, and then going on with their day. I wonder what was everyone’s favorite snack.

Published in: on November 26, 2018 at 1:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Brothel in Pompeii

Oddly enough, one of the most popular structures inside Pompeii is the brothel. People line up to see it as the next photo shows:

DSC_3168The building itself is actually quite small and the rooms for clients tiny. On the walls were painted advertisements for various services:

DSC_3169A potential client need not speak the local language, simply point and agree to the price.

DSC_3170The clever Romans knew how to do business and seemed to have thought of everything. In the next post, we’ll take a look at a snack stand.

Published in: on November 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Roman baths, Pompeii

No Roman town would be complete without a bathing complex. Pompeii featured a marvelous facility. The exterior of the structure wasn’t much to see in its current condition:

DSC_3157But going inside, one is very impressed. The photo below shows the sort of locker room with niches where bathers places their belongings:

DSC_3158Here’s a look at what was a sauna. The break in the wall shows the hollow space where hot air flowed to warm the room:

DSC_3159And here’s a look at an indoor pool, complete with skylight:

DSC_3167And another bathing area:

DSC_3160Of  course there was quite a bit of decoration as can be seen from the ceiling show in the next image:

DSC_3165The Romans thought of everything for this facility. It must have been a pleasant place to get clean, relax, and have a chat with your fellow resident. Surely it was the precursor to today’s modern spas.

Published in: on November 24, 2018 at 1:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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