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ARLES

The amphitheatre has 33 rows of seats; in Roman times the actors were all men. The arena, was built on two levels, where 20,000 people could watch blood sports, gladiators pitted against wild animals. The site was in use until … Continue reading

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BATH AND THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY EXHIBITION

I’m not a train buff but have to concede there is something intrinsically romantic about the steam age and the achievements of that brilliant engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was already renowned for design of  the SS Great Britain in … Continue reading

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