Not the Roman Forum 2

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Here are two more places in Rome that look rather similar to the Roman Forum. The ruins above are in the Area Sacra di Largo Argentina (Sacred Area of Largo Argentina), where Julius Caesar was assassinated. And the ruins below are next to the Theatre of Marcellus. The pillars on the left are the Portico of Octavia. Yes, Rome is a great place for lovers of ruins.

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Not the Roman Forum

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We mentioned earlier this month that we visited the Roman Forum during our trip to Rome. What we didn’t mention is that “the” Roman Forum is actually just one of a many forums in Rome. Across the road (via dei Fori Imperiali – Street of the Imperial Forums) you can see the Forum of Trajan above and the Forum of Nerva below.

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This map shows how they are all clustered in a tight group.

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Paint the Town 6

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This wildflower mural is in Northbridge, just a few metres from the one by The Yok which we featured two days ago. This one is reported to be the work of Argentinian artist Francisco Diaz, aka Pastel. They are all part of Public2015, in which 42 murals have been painted in various parts of Perth. Check them out!

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Paint the Town 5

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We also liked this impressively tall mural which was being painted on the Central Institute of Technology in Perth last weekend. It is by AEC (Interesni Kazki) and has many intriguing details, including strange kangaroo-men carrying briefcases. This mural is also part of Public2015.

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From Bombs to Yarn Bombs

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There is no missing the fact that today is Anzac Day, when Australians and New Zealanders remember those who served and died in wars. There are reminders everywhere you look. Our favourite is the pair of yarn bombed trees near the markets in Fremantle, covered in World War I style hessian webbing and knitted poppies.

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