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Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:22:46 PM »
I did say I'd share them, and they are art really... historical art... they also make me smile. Do not scroll down if nudity and/or willies are not your thing. Although I can't think quite who that might apply to on this forum  :P

Some designs are classic and have changed little over two millennia:


A particularly pert specimen of heroic nudity:


We went to the brothel in Pompeii (as you do... and clearly as a lot of the former inhabitants did as well!), there were lots of pictures on the walls, just in case any of the punters were short of inspiration...




We also went to the baths in Herculaneum, separate ones for men and ladies, this is the mosaic floor of the ladies' changing room and among the images of pots and vases it also has some details that must have made the bathers giggle, then as now:



(and yes, that second one does have a bell on it, it's a Roman good-luck charm... they had bronze windchimes like this too, sometimes with wings and even legs attached to the, erm, anatomical part...)

And here is a terracotta lamp, a scholar reading what is clearly a naughty scroll...


This isn't naughty but it is downright weird and creepy. In ancient times boats were painted with eyes on the prow so they could see where they were going. There was a whole frieze of these... an ancient precursor to Thomas the Tank Engine maybe? I hope they didn't give the Roman kiddies nightmares. They certainly creeped me out!

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 09:47:50 PM »
Aaaaaand - that's why I didn't take the littlie last year!   ;D  Awesome pictures Lynn, I would just love to go there, but I think perhaps 5 years need to elapse  ::)

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 09:55:13 PM »
Fab pics Lynn :D

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 10:02:44 PM »
I've always wanted to go there

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 10:17:31 PM »
A place I'd love to go to one day  :)

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 11:39:54 PM »
I've always wanted to go there. Great photos Lynn
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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 07:54:24 AM »
Oh dear what does that say about me? I read don't read on if offended.... and had to scroll back to finish the text :P I saw the rudey mosaics before you enlarged it too  ::)

Great pics with that information I might get husband to take me there....Pompeii for porn!!   8) :P 8)

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 10:38:20 AM »
I think we need a CP holiday - can you imagine us lot in Pompeii?  The volcano might erupt again ...  :P ;D

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 09:33:16 AM »
Just snorted my coffee, us lot let loose in Pompeii, my mind is boggling.  Great pictures Lynn.

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Re: Can I put my slightly naughty Roman piccies in here?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 10:38:48 AM »
"The Pimples Go Mad In Pompeii" Sounds like a carry on movie! Great pics Lynn!