Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Roman ruins abound in Tarragona. We took a bus out of the city to see a perfectly preserved aquaduct. This amazing ancient structure is a monument not just to Roman ingenuity, but as a way of marking the Roman empire - where they conquered, they built aquaducts.

We met an American couple who spend 6 months a year in the US and six months in Prague which they use as a base for their Eurpopean travels. Lucky we met them, because we couldn't work out how to get back to the city so they gave us a ride!

I love the way a Roman aquaduct looks straight, but it has the slightest lean to enable the water to travel from one end to the other.

Tarragona has it's people living right over the ancient Roman ruins, so the photo of some old guy's singlets drying on the roof was taken standing on the Roman circus, singlets circa 1974, ruins circa 24 AD.

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