We spent the day in the French city of Nimes, home to arguably the best-preserved Roman temple, the beautiful Maison Carré. Keep an eye out for our new VR experience of the ancient south of France coming soon.
My man singing the chorus to one of my favourite songs. Do you know it?
Just being a couple of tourists at the weekend 🤓
I'm one of those brilliant/annoying people (depending on your take on it) that likes to plan out a trip in advance. The thought of not making the most of exploring a new destination really stresses me out 😅
So, I make myself a little schedule - with room for manoeuvre, in case of poor weather etc - just to be sure I get to see and do exactly what I want to 😎 Anyone else as (brilliantly/annoyingly) organised when it comes to holidays? Or do you just go with the flow? #typeapersonality
RISE AND FALL | This painting, 'The Consummation', is part of the five-painting series 'The Course of Empire', created by Thomas Cole between 1833 and 1836. The American Cole reflects the popular sentiment of his time that simple pastoralism was the ideal phase of human civilisation. Empire would only lead to gluttony and inevitable decay. Although Cole chose a fantastical setting for his paintings, the references to the Roman Empire are obvious. Ancient history provided the perfect canvas to critique American society.
Like Cole, many Americans have walked the thin line between hate and love concerning the Roman Empire. The Founding Fathers modelled their constitution to the Roman Republic, but ever since Americans have feared their state would go the same way as their 'predecessor' did, transforming from a virtuous republic into a decadent dictatorship.