For the time being, I have abandoned all hope to continue my research regarding TIBERIVS CÆSAR DIVI AVGVSTI FILIVS AVGVSTVS, the unhappy Roman Emperor Tiberius, who was born into the gens Claudia as Tiberius Claudius Nero but eventually became a member of gens Julia after his mama Livia divorced his father and married dashing Gaius Octavius Thurinus, the future emperor Augustus, who himself started out in the Octavia clan but became a Julian after Gaius Julius the Dictator adopted him posthumously. Don’t you just love these Roman puzzles? We shall return to Tiberius and his connection to Germanicus and thus our arch as soon as possible. For now, let’s just enjoy some Arc de Germanicus images taken over the last few days.
For a couple of weeks now, the City of Saintes has been installing cobblestone pavements along the river bank. Such works of beautification of public spaces are taken very seriously in Saintes because the town carries the designation 4 flower town which is the highest ranking nationally.
The guys work tirelessly rain or shine.
On rainy and triste March 17th, we were honored with a lucky rainbow, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Just look at the time stamp of that first rainbow picture 😎
Owing to the heavy cloud cover and changing rain intensity, the northern end of the double arch glowed quite fiercely for a moment.
When the rain suddenly stopped, the atmosphere changed again and both banks of the river Charente were bathed in candy-pink for the final moments of the sunset.
Have a great week, Y’all!