Rebuild the Roman Forum

Architecture Here and There

Screen Shot 2018-03-17 at 3.37.38 PM.png Model of the Forum as it looked at the height of the empire. (Museum of Roman Civilization)

Last October I described a master’s thesis on how to plan for a restoration of the Roman Forum – center of civic life in the capital of the Roman empire. The author, Eric Stalheim, was the first graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture’s preservation program, run by Steven Semes, the author of one of my architectural bibles, The Future of the Past.

So far as I know, however, nobody in Rome itself has seriously proposed rebuilding the Forum. As of now, it has been a very ruined ruin for many centuries. I would put the chance of its restoration well below that of Penn Station, the hope of all who are interested in the classical revival. On the other hand, it seems as if the Parthenon…

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Safety tips for traveling at night by road.

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Traveling at night via road has its unique safety challenges you need to address before and during the trip. Read on to discover more.

Safety Tips for Traveling at Night by Road

If you are planning a long trip by road, night trips are some of the best traveling times. However, be careful to take care of your safety when traveling at night because night trips have their unique challenges. In this post, we shall share out some of the safety tips to consider when planning a night trip. We will show you how to keep yourself and personal belongings safe. Remain with our discussion to discover all you need.

 Ensure Route Safety

The first thing to take into account is the safety of your chosen route. So, check with your local travel advisories to ensure that your chosen bus route is safe. Check to ensure that the route is not vulnerable to night robberies or accidents. If your research shows any of these things are common on that route, then it is safe to take a day bus.

Don’t Store Your Valuables Together

Your safety should not just touch your personality. It should also factor in your valuable belongings.  For instance, keep your money and credit cards in different packages if by bad luck a robbery occurs, you will not lose everything in one bag. Also, you should keep some money inside your socks or underpants.

At Times, Safety Will Cost You More

Your safety is more important than all the money in the world. Therefore, be ready to spend more if it will give you more safety. So, it is acceptable to choose a more expensive bus if it is safer. For example, you have to consider if the bus has two drivers who will exchange turns during the night.

Don’t Drink and Travel

If the bus driver is not supposed to drink and drive for your safety, then you too have to follow suit. When traveling at night, be careful not to drink during the trip. Even if you are a booze addict, you will need to fast on your booze for that night. Why is this necessary? One, you never know who is on the bus with you. If you don’t remain sober, you expose yourself to possible thieves who could be sitting next to you. Also, keeping sober during your night trip could save you if your bus gets attacked on the road by robbers. Remember, a sober traveler is in a better position to survive or escape a robbery than a drunken one.

Check Out with Someone You Trust

Another safety measure to take for your night trip is consulting with a trusted friend or family member. If they warn you about any security lapses on that route, it is needful to take caution.

Be Noisy, if Necessary

This safety tip applies to women travelers. If you are on the bus or upon alighting you encounter a stranger who is bothering you for to gain your attention, it is good to shout at them if they won’t leave you alone.

For Ladies, Dress Decently

Our last safety caution is also customized for ladies. When traveling at night, dressing decently will significantly reduce the chances of attracting dangerous men. If you dress indecently, you become easy prey for men who may mistake you for a loose woman desperate for attention and “love.” By putting off such advances, you will stay safe from becoming a victim of murders or injuries inflicted using “love” as bait.

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City Green: Public Gardens of New York

City Green: Public Gardens of New York

City Green: Public Gardens of New York
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Dharavi Slum, Bombay


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