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Queen of Roads
I wonder if they had as much trouble with potholes as we do?
By: PT Dilloway on September 9, 2016
"There's a subtle perfection in everything I do." Chevy Chase in Caddyshack
By: Agent 54 on September 9, 2016
Interesting..ditto what PT said...I wonder if they had any trouble with potholes. HA HA
By: Terri on September 9, 2016
I did not know all of this detail although I have had the honor of walking a short way on that road outside of Rome. It was fascinating and now I want to go back!!
By: Tabor on September 9, 2016
I actually knew almost all about this except the lightening strikes which is pretty neat. I wonder what was in the actual roads that attracted the lightening. I will say "Kill 2 Birds with one stone" or " Can lead a horse to water but can't make them drink". I loved my dad's sayings since he was an old timer lumber man..."He's as useless as a dog's hind leg" or "He's as useless as a boar's tits." or "He doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground". I hope that isn't too risque for your blog but i would hear this since I was knee high to a grasshopper:)
By: Birgit on September 9, 2016
This was fascinating--I love learning new things!!
By: fishducky on September 9, 2016
My mother: "Can you breath?" Me: Yes My mother: "Then stop your complaining."
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 9, 2016
I had always heard of the Appian way but knew nothing about it. Thanks for the interesting info and pic. "A clean conscience makes a soft pillow."
By: Arkansas Patti on September 9, 2016
I never knew. Thanks Stephen. Appreciate it and thanks for sharing. I have a few favorite phrases but I made up one (for the love of fat bassets) and the other one might be made up to or it's from a Will Ferrell movie (sweet sassy molasses). I don't believe either one will carry the historical significance of all roads lead to Rome.
By: Mr. Shife on September 9, 2016
Very cool- when my sweetie and I were in Provence near the town of St Victor la Coste we were directed to a spot where we could find a bit of a road built by the Romans. It was amazing to think of all the generations that walked on these stones. We could see the ruts made by wagons. I love the Frost poem "The Road Not Taken" and the song about "I'll take the high road and you'll take the low road..." and we'll be in Scotland in just a few days...yippee....seriously!
By: Kathe W. on September 9, 2016
one my sister and i both use is: 'you lie like a sack of feed.'
By: TexWisGirl on September 9, 2016
Interesting explanation. My favorite: Don't beat a dead horse. Now I'll have to look it up.
By: red Kline on September 9, 2016
I didn't know any of that! Surprise, surprise. My football coach high school history teachers were holding out on me! I am fond of a saying from the movie "The Cutting Edge," when figure skater Kate sees her potential new partner as a stupid hockey player. "I'm surprised you don't chuck it all and start your own think tank." https://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/d44fa5ec-273b-41e7-a3d4-962a79caa602
By: Val on September 9, 2016
It looks like Rt. 22 in NJ!
By: cranky on September 9, 2016
I never really thought about the history of roads before. Kinda cool - thanks! I'm not a fan of stone or cobbled streets though. Too bumpy.
By: Lexa Cain on September 9, 2016
Love the history lesson here. The photo of the particular road is also gorgeous.
By: Marcia @ Menopausal Mother on September 9, 2016
Dang! This is a fascinating post. I guess I knew pieces of this but you put it together beautifully. R
By: Rick Watson on September 9, 2016
Yes "Life's a bitch and then you die" NAS. Or maybe "Different toilet, same shit". Sorry to lower the tone of your post!
By: LL Cool Joe on September 11, 2016
Interesting history! I didn't know any of this, so thanks for the quick lesson. Maybe we could learn something from the Romans, seeing that so many of our roads and bridges are in disrepair. My favorite saying? "If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else." (At least that's the one that I can think of right now)
By: Pixel Peeper on September 11, 2016
Fascinating! You obviously have learned a lot in your travels.
By: Catalyst on September 19, 2016
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