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At the Arena but where is Craig?

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by Cameron, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

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    arrived at the colleseum in Rome but no Podiatry Arena


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  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    I was inside waiting for you! :drinks

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  3. Love the T shirt.....but the shoes??????? Where are your Manolos man???
  4. david meilak

    david meilak Member

    Here's my contribution with my wife Jane ........at the arena.....



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  5. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    nice one Craig.

    With 11 E entry I need all my money for shoes and tanning salon appointment.:eek:

    globe trotting :cool:toeslayer
  6. That place will look great when it's finished.
  7. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    From a previous photograph before the change to the site heading, I thought that he was one of those fine young men you find outside, dressed as Roman soldiers. These characters hope that people will pay them to have their photographs taken with wives, daughters and for the sake of completeness boyfriends!

    Maybe things are looking up in the Antipodean orthosis business and he's gone back to the day job. :drinks

  8. podoalf

    podoalf Active Member

    Alfonso and Raquel in the Coliseum.

    Probably the most attractive podiatrists in the World !!!

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  9. mimipod

    mimipod Member

    I was there too! BUT, where's Craig!

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  10. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

  11. Dantastic

    Dantastic Active Member

    I'll be there in October! Looking forward to it!
  12. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


    Was able to get a new pair of shoes from this Florentean emporium and by chance met another cornpicker outside.

    Twirly, I have shaved my head to soak in the sun.

  13. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

    ..and here is the photograph

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  14. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    & mighty handsome you look Mr Slayer, Sir ;)

    My beloved also fondly reflects on those days many moons since passed when he needed a comb. :D


    You all look to be having a very good time there. I am envious.

  15. ja99

    ja99 Active Member

    Ok Ok you lured me in...ToeSlayer/ El Sid....

    Here's my wife (Stephanie) and I recently. Didn't see any of you guys?

    An Italian asked me if I was on a pleasure trip, I replied "NO, I brought my wife !!"
  16. chris

    chris Active Member


    Tuesday? Yeah! must be ROME
    I think Chris
  17. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Chris and Julian --- to attach photo's , use the "manage attachments" down the page after using the Post Reply (or edit) button to attach pics
  18. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    Did Rome - a very impressive city. And VERY hot for our stay. Both camera shy - we always turn invisible. Didn't make it inside the coliseum - the lines were huge. Caught a glimpse inside through railings and it seems there is a lot of construction going on. Perhaps another time when the work is done.

    I could spend a lifetime in Rome - only niggle the Restaurants in particular; a huge tourist trap, and mostly the food is only just ok.

    And I COULD be wrong but I was SURE I saw our friend Brian Rothbart in one of those quaint Roman soldier costumes with some PCI in place of a sword !?

    PS The water in St.Peter's Square on a hot day is awesome. . .. it can make your balding head re - grow some hair too !

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  19. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member


    Tip - Next time get a Rome pass and you can bypass the queues to all places of interest as they are only queing for entry tickets plus you get good discounts, especially on guided tours, which are well worth using since they give you much more insight into the history and culture.

    I agree Roman food is expensive crap, except if you really like pizza, otherwise its bland and uninteresting, quite unike what you might expect. Mind you I did a bar and pizza crawl once, ended up pi**ed and stuffed.

    No pics as they were all on film.

    All the best Dave
  20. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    We ended up in a hotel in the student district. The hotel was O.K. (and cheap) but the district was business and the buildings were covered in typical Romand graffiti.

    The food was however, good; not just pizzas, but steak and even more sophisticated stuff was excellent and the (basic) restaurants are glad to see you; the youngsters were fun too. Well worth thinking about getting out of the centre - even the beer was tolerable, better than Fozzies anyway.

  21. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


    Always enjoy our visits to Rome and cannot say we have had anything other than good hotels and food. Our favourite eating place in near the Trevi Fountain.

    I agree the city is dirty and the graffiti all too apparent but there are some spectacular examples of urban art to be seen. Not everyones cup of tea but the particularly bright colours they use is not seen matched elsewhere. We spent a few days in Florence which was altogehter a cleaner city and full of medievil architecture which is very much more appealing to the eye. I like Tuscany and once gave a lecture at a podiatry conference in Montecatini Terme which was most memorable experience. Lovely spa near Pisa.

  22. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member


    The Colosseum (/ˌkɒləˈsəm/ KOL-ə-SEE-əm; Italian: Colosseo [kolosˈsɛːo]) is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, just east of the Roman Forum. It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world today, despite its age. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian (r. 69–79 AD) in 72[1] and was completed in 80 AD under his successor and heir, Titus (r. 79–81).[2] Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (r. 81–96).[3] The three emperors that were patrons of the work are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio [aɱfiteˈaːtro ˈflaːvjo]) by later classicists and archaeologists for its association with their family name (Flavius).[4]

    The Colosseum is built of travertine limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete. The Colosseum could hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators at various points in its history[5][6] having an average audience of some 65,000;[7] it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles including animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Roman mythology, and briefly mock sea battles. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.[citation needed]

    Although substantially ruined because of earthquakes and stone-robbers (for spolia), the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and was listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World.[8] It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions and also has links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.[9]

    The Colosseum is also depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

    1. ^ Hopkins, p. 2
    2. ^ "BBC's History of the Colosseum p. 2". Bbc.co.uk. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
    3. ^ Roth, Leland M. (1993). Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History and Meaning (First ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. ISBN 978-0-06-430158-9.
    4. ^ Scientific American. Munn & Company. 7 June 1884. p. 361.
    5. ^ William H. Byrnes IV (Spring 2005) "Ancient Roman Munificence: The Development of the Practice and Law of Charity". Rutgers Law Review vol. 57, issue 3, pp. 1043–1110.
    6. ^ "BBC's History of the Colosseum p. 1". Bbc.co.uk. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
    7. ^ Baldwin, Eleonora (2012). Rome day by day. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-118-16629-1.
    8. ^ "The New Seven Wonders of the World". Hindustan Times. July 8, 2007. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007.
    9. ^ "Frommer's Events – Event Guide: Good Friday Procession in Rome (Palatine Hill, Italy)". Frommer's. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
  23. chris

    chris Active Member

    Thanks Craig, I think it'sworked this time

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  24. chris

    chris Active Member

    Thanks Craig, I think it's worked this time
  25. SoulShine

    SoulShine Member

    We thought Rome was lacking in good food too. The gelato, however, was fantastic!!
    Was a little hot an bothered in this photo! Maybe some of you guys in the background?

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  26. Dantastic

    Dantastic Active Member

    We made it! Beautiful sunny day. Got a bit fleeced by the guided tour... half our time was spent waiting for people to go the toilet.

    Rome was amazing, though. So much to see! :D

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  27. My lovely wife, Pam, and I are having a great time here in Rome. Hello to everyone on Podiatry Arena!

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  28. blinda

    blinda MVP


    True story; During our visit to the Coloseum I arranged to meet Jess and her boyfriend outside as they didn`t want to continue with the long guided tour because she was feeling unwell. When I saw her she looked a little green and informed me (much to her embarrassment) that she had shouted at Huey and Ralph on the steps in the amphitheatre and couldn`t understand my amusement (accused me of being a "bad mother"), until I pointed out that she was, after all, in the vomitorium....

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