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Travel Theme: Ancient

The ancient world has long been an obsession of mine. It’s so far away from us, but remnants still exist, like the 360┬░ circle which originated with the Babylonians, and the tumbled remains of blocks in the Roman Forum, which is where the below photo was taken. It really resonated with me because “Sena” is the way that the Italians pronounced my first name, Xina. And indeed, I do love Rome. If you, too, love the ancient world, consider checking out my fantasy adventure Necropolis, which has been my piece of fiction which was most inspired by those long ago cultures around the Mediterranean.

Tumbled columns in Roman Forum


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Travel Theme: Yellow / A Melancholy Moment in Time


Crater Lake, Oregon

I love sunsets, an ever-changing revelation of color and shadow, the slow, patient revolution of the earth sped up for the briefest moment of time.

Join Ailsa’s weekly travel theme over at Where’s My Backpack?┬áThis week’s theme — yellow.