Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Of Romans and Ducks

We went to the Archeon today: an archeological themepark which shows how people lived in the Roman and Medieval times. I took my camera along and here are the results. The first photo shows a Roman soldier. I could have taken a real life model, but they kept moving about! Very annoying...

Romans liked to bathe and stuff. So, this is the resting area in a bathroom. I think...

Well, he is no Kevin Costner, but he was one of the two men trying to get kids (and me, but even though my colleague says(!) he took photos, I didn't see any proof of that) to shoot at the target and actually hit! However, they would need to gather up all the arrows after they had all been shot!

Aren't they just adorable? There was a rather peculiar smell coming from this particular area of the park though. I wonder what that was.

But the sweetest thing must have been these! Mum had a bit of trouble getting her 12-strong brood to the pond. She kept running into a wicker wall and then would step all over her offspring (who didn't seem to be any worse off).

In the end we decided to give them a hand and blocked certain routes. She finally caught on and she and her little large family made their way on the path to the pond.

They finally made their way to the pond and they all went in where the chicks stayed close to Mum while they swam off into the sunset (well, not quite, but it sounds good!)...


  1. What a fun day, especially helping Mama Duck and her ducklings to get to the pond. Twelve, what a family!!
    The pigs (?) look pleased with being a family of two.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Okay, so who shot the pigs?

    The ducks are too cute. Good for you to help them on their way.

  3. So, you enjoyed your Rome-ing?

  4. I don't want to be in the roman's top, must be annoying to do some shopping. The mama duck is so adorable !!

  5. Ducklings are so irresistible!

  6. Looks like a fun trip. Those ducks are adorable! I just love seeing a mama with her babies.


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