Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Arde Lucus

So, this weekend just gone was one of the main fiestas in Lugo - 'Arde Lvcvs'. Lugo is a Roman city founded by Lucus Augusti. This fiesta is the celebrate the Roman history and foundations of the city. It was a really good weekend - there were Centurions marching about, Gladiators, Romans in chariots, a Roman senate, street theatre, slave market, a Celtic and Roman encampment, Celtic weddings and baptisms and lots of stalls on the market to look at. I didn't get to see it all as there was so much going on!
I liked the soldiers most of all. You could be just wandering around town and an army would come marching past or just 3 or 4 on their way somewhere! It was brilliant! The outfits were amazing too. About 80% of people who come to visit Lugo for this fiesta dress up as Romans or Celts.

I have playing about with www.picmonkey.com and I have made some collages of the photos I took. If you haven'y used Picmonkey before, go and give it a try. It's really easy to use and there are loads of effects to try!


  1. Hi Charlotte, thanks for leaving a comment on blog re the jar swap, I could have sworn I left a comment on your blog too but I can't find it so it must be flying around cyber space somewhere, I'm off for a good nosy around your blog but could you send me a email regarding any likes dislikes etc my email address is madaboutbags (at) hotmail.co.uk thanks Tracy xxx

  2. Hello Charlotte
    Looks as if you are having a great time!
    That street food stall looks very tempting I can practically smell what they are cooking!!

    Seems you are going to be returning to a very wet Uk from what other bloggers having been telling me. You'll miss the sun!

    I've popped into picmonkey and it looks very simple to use so that's good for me!

    Amanda :-)