A Roman sea side swimming pool
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Not sure it is the case of this one, but in northern Spain there are similar constructions and they were seafood farms, not swimming pools.
These aren't swimming pools either, they were quarries and were probably already in use before the Romans, by the Etruscans.
So like down south
But north of that
Sweet. Where's that? I love me some Roman ruins.
I love Rome so much. One day I want to go there! It looks so pretty. I like how they used to dress and how their civilization worked. It’s just so fascinating. Sometimes I wrap a blanket around me like a toga and shove grapes up my ass just like Julius Caesar used to.
“…and shove grapes up my ass just like Julius Caesar…”
If you want the full experience it really needs to be a slave shoving them up there while another fans you with a palm frond. Best chilled (the grapes, not the slaves).
He came, he saw, he came again
That's some kinky shit.
I give it a V out of VII
a *perfect* V out of VII
Vendi, Vidi, Vici
A perfect score
I’m rolling 🤣💀
I liked Rome because you could look at that sundial and say “well, it’s V somewhere!” And go get drink.
Vidi, vici, veni.
("I saw, I conquered, I came")
“I saw, I came, I conquered. Or should I say, I saw, I conquered, I came.” - Modern day philosopher Pitbull
To ferment some special wine, I presume!
Slaves can work harder if you don't chill them.
If you have to ask then you are designated as the grape-shover.
I watched from the trees as Julius Caesar rammed grapes up his anal cavity. I was amazed by his skill and how much he could gape himself. A shadowy figure appeared from a bush near Caesar. Caesar let out a small gasp as the figure approached him. My head and tummy told me to turn and run - so I did! The last thing I heard was a low mumble of....
"Et tu, Brute?"
I still remember that summer. That was the summer of the shittiest tasting grapes Rome had ever seen..
The Grapes of Anuss - By Julius Borat Steinbeck
Sir, this is a Wendys...
Don't forget to have the grapes peeled for you first
Or a small child
It's better to use Upp Frond
You'll fit right in. The restaurants where the waiters will shove grapes up your ass are a bit pricier, but not much.
I want to find the local restaurants that do it, not the big main ones. I don't want to look like some kind of *tourist*
Try the back page
You mean try the back packing?
No, they pack it for you.
Yeah, with grapes
Are you even *really* shoving grapes up your ass if it isn’t being done by a Gallic slave?
Is that why they stabbed him?
That's where they stabbed him, among other places.
Yeah but not on the day they killed him
His butthole smelled great that day.
Julius Caesar used to shove grapes up your ass??
Ancient Rome smelled like shit. Movies and stories dont tell u the whole truth.
Yeah, but that was probably any city back then. If you were a time traveller, it's something you would have to get used to if travelling to a pre modern plumbing society.
Rome would probably smell better since they had a running sewage system that would drain waste away from where people lived
New York City smells like shit and I still love living here, the shit comes along with the good ya feel
They had us in the first half, not gonna lie
Be very careful and deliberate when crossing the street.
Don't wait for permission from drivers. They won't give it.
If you are in the street, CONTINUE ON YOUR PATH. Be predictable. You might live.
Chances are if you lived in southern or western europe, you are living in a place what was once roman.
Liking the civilization and ruins it's fine, just be prepared to find monumets surrounded by tons of trash, that's how Rome is now.
And beggars. So many aggressive beggars.
Boy, you are edgier than a tetrahedron, I like that
These grapes give the full Caesar experience: https://www.melaniecooks.com/huge-red-globe-holiday-grapes/4520/
My brother and I used to take Tinker Toys and shove the sticks in between our butt cheeks and run around screaming “Buzz buzz I’m a bee!”
We would also take our underwear and give ourselves tremendous wedgies and run around screaming “Cherokee Indian! Cherokee Indian!”
Us too! Man high school was full of good times.
If there was a reason to have kids, it's this right here.
Lol - btw Rome is dirty as f. I was shocked to find the city so dirty.
Bravo, old chap.
I mean…their civilization functioned pretty badly from a modern perspective.
I had a great trip planned to go there last April… sigh.
Go to Sicily. Go to the Agrigento. And then go to the ruins of Nero's palace.
They are the finest Roman ruins I have ever seen. The palace was covered in lava for 1000 years. The building is still intact along with all of the tiles and plumbing. The interior size is absolutely mind boggling.
Costiera di Calafuria, Italy
everyone loves roman ruins while simultaneously complaining about the detroitan ruins
In 2000 years archeologists will uncover a graffiti covered wall and put in the books that Duggan sucked ass.
modern ruins are cool af, but people just want to destroy them
Pretty sure there are some street corners that have reminded me of Pompeii.
Honestly those exist in a lot of places around the Mediterranean, they probably were quite popular. I've chilled in a few on Malta, for example
Is it a ruin if it is functional?
"Instead of Califuria, we wind up some place called Not-Califuria..."
Orgies, am I right!?
I will see myself out...
Hell, also a *current day* seaside swimming pool if I came across this beauty.
A little shock and viola
Small stringed instrument?
Yeah everyone knows it's spelled wahlah
The great Halls of Wahlahha. Where Viking gods make magic happen at their finger tips.
I was watching something with subtitles on and realized that viola and WahLah were the same word. Im 30
It's voila, not viola
As a viola player, thank you for the correction.
Again. It's wahlah.
Wahlah is a variant spelling. The interjection has French origins.
Hola at ya boi
It looks itchy
It's just a rock pool. The Romans had the right idea. They're all over [Sydney](https://imgur.com/AKBgRQH.jpg).
[Fairy Bowl, Manly](https://imgur.com/8ITzkQ1.jpg)
You'll find them at the north and south ends of the beaches in the rocky outcrops.
There's a nice one at [King's Beach](https://assets.atdw-online.com.au/images/a1f75c6fa031edf64034d22eb725ea1d.jpeg?rect=0%2C93%2C3504%2C1971&w=600) on the sunshine coast, near the bathing pavilion and surf club.
Heck, I've even seen one on ~~Cooper~~ Copper Harbor, Michigan. There was a old convent there, iirc from what my grandfather told me when he took me there, and the nuns used it. It was carved into the rock and, believe it or not, rock solid.
*Copper Harbor :)
Thank you for the call out.
Wonder how often a storm comes through and washes a few fish and maybe a shark or two into those pools
Regularly. I grew up in Cronulla where there are 4 of those pools and it wasn’t uncommon to see or hear about after big swells.
Here’s a video from a few years ago.
That article is insanely wholesome. What a cool lady.
Last time I was there, there was an octopus in it
They are all over South Africa also, so nice to swim in the ocean and not worry about being beaten by waves and eaten by sharks.
Fun fact: these rock pools in Sydney are the last surviving remnants of the Romans outpost in what they called Australius (which is also where the word Australia comes from).
Ruled by the friendly Roman governor Gdaius Maitus?
Unfortunately it met its demise under ruler Cuntus Maximus
They have this in Switzerland too but with rivers and lakes instead.
Most rock pools from my experience are filled with all sorts of interesting creatures...
It's right there, in the picture
In the middle
You should circle it to be clearer
In red, I wouldn’t be able to see it in any other color
...we need a red circle
And a banana
And someone to say "And my axe!"
Best I can do is my vuvuzela.
To shreds, you say?
How would they have cleaned it?
I just read something about how they maintained their bathhouses so maybe it’s a similar process. They had drainage systems for their bath houses so the baths were regularly drained and refilled with fresh water. Before refilling they would scrub and rinse the floor of the bath. And people weren’t allowed to immediately jump in. They first had to douse their whole bodies in oil and scrub all the dirt off their skin and scrape the dirty oil off. So they went into the bath pretty clean, just really oily.
They would use a strigil to remove the oil and they were fairly effective so they weren't too oily
Does that work the same way as the three shells?
Talk like that makes it sound like you don't know how to use the three seashells friend.
I once read an interview with someone from that production and they refused to explain how to use the three seashells, but implies that two were held like chopsticks which just confused me more.
Hahahahaha, wft that is amazing.
That’s a pretty cool fact, but in case it wasn’t obvious, this is a salt water pool that would be naturally cleaned by the ocean at high tide.
Yeah there some of these in Sydney, people use them and I don’t think anybody’s scrubbing them.
Does it really work to use oil to clean your body?
Yes! It emulsifies the dirt, grime, and natural body oils. Not as effective as soap because it doesn’t rinse off easily but it’s the next best thing.
modern day cleansing oils have emulsifiers and the well formulated products wash away super clean with water
soap on the other hand uses surfactants to allow water to penetrate oily layers that would otherwise resist
So is the oil better for the skin?
compared to soap?
and what metrics are you using to define better?
Yeah, compared to soap.
ancient romans outsmart modern society yet again
Just want to make sure that I should or shouldn’t replace my soap with essential oils.
Doesn't need to rinse, there's a wooden scraper thingy for that.
Yes! In fact there are a lot of oil cleansers on the market. It’s not really a good deep cleaner but it strips dirt and other yuckiness off you.
I wonder if it's better for your skin since it shouldn't strip away oils like soap does.
for double-cleansing, first cleanse is usually an oil cleanser since this can help remove waterproof makeup or sunscreen and clear away the surface grime. usually next there would be a regular cleanser used.
I don’t recommend using soap on your face. Cleanser shouldn’t make your skin feel tight or dry afterward. Derms usually say the dove beauty bar is ok since it's not really a “soap” in the conventional sense.
You are right! If you wear makeup, oil is amazing at breaking it down before you wash your face. I used to use the makeup remover wipes or cotton balls soaked in remover and it always left residue while the wiping was too rough on my skin. There are a ton of different kinds of oils to use that have different properties.
Not really. Fun fact, romans thought that barbarians smelled terrible, but barbarians were using actual early soap, while romans just used tons of olive oil
Wasn't the early soap just fat? If so, don't think it would smell that good. Olive oil used to rinse someone down, combined with how often they had access to the baths in Rome vs. somewhere like Gaul, means the Roman's probably did smell way better
Honestly they probably both smelled terrible.
I'd imagine everyone smelled bad until the invention of deodorant. Just varying levels of bad.
Probably the barbarians didn’t clean themselves as often.
But it is a pretty decent cleaner?
there is no way you could drain this, so I'm thinking slaves is the right answer.
sure there is. If the principle of the location of the pool is that it fills at high tide all you'd need was a drain pipe at the bottom horizontal out to the ocean that you could unplug at low tide. Scrub down the stone to clean it and then it refills automatically. No fancy tech needed
The Romans were quite good at plumbing, so I'm not so sure about that. Could well be drains that we don't see.
Yes, they were experts at plumbing and had very advanced knowledge for moving and storing water.
I would imagine it's tidal and only accessible at low tide.
This is a seaside pool - going by the marks on the rock, it probably just refreshes when the tide is high enough.
"Cleaning it" probably is what you have to do afterwards (getting any errant seaweed or whatever that washed in, out).
It's essentially an artificial tide pool.
I have a pool just like this on minecraft
My thoughts exactly! Looks like my attempt to make a swimming pool on Minecraft, perfect!👌🏼
That water is clearer than my sight
The sea level never changed much?
When the tide is high, that’s a free clean. When the tide is low, nice and warm 🤤
And maybe lunch if something gets caught in it.
i had the same thought lol
Real life Minecraft pool
Shit looks soul cleansing.
Can one swim in it?
More than one from the looks of it.
Needs a banana for scale.
I’ve seen this before and wondered if the water would be dank as it’s stagnant. Maybe not since it’s salt.
I’m assuming it’s a tidal pool the refreshes
I've been there multiple times, the pools that are farther from the sea get seldomly replenished by fresh sea water and are indeed dank
Just wait until you slip and crack your skull stepping in
Just gotta be hopeful that they didn't have sex in there or no one peed in there...
...on the first day
>hopeful that they didn't have sex in there
hmmm I may have some assumptions about that...
That's really cool! I wonder how it's remained intact the past 2 millenia?
It looks to me like it's carved out of the solid rock, so it's going to be very strong.
The romans were known for having the best pool boys
It's doubtful that this one is actually ancient.
Reminds me of Sutro Baths in San Francisco
Edit: San Francisco, California, USA
Ah, romans. The original minecrafters
Romans invented everything
Actually romans weren’t known for their inventions, they were better known for how they exploited inventions and technology that came before them. They were experts at seeing the true potential of others’ technology. Though their road building technology changed the known world at the time
Didn’t they invent legal system on which our modern economies are based
Yes and no. Yes part of our legal system is based off the classic Roman Republic system. But they didn’t invent the idea, they looked to Greece for a outline. Of course, they made it Roman and added to it. But judgment by ones peers(a jury) came from Greece. And remember Rome wasn’t a democracy but a Republic run by the wealthy.
You are right everything is based on what came before
That was what it first made me think of too! Probably preferable to the chlorine in mine bleaching my eyeballs too.
Would that support those Garra rufa fish that do pedicures? Imagine how nice that would be...^and ^how ^much ^you ^could ***^charge*** ^for ^it.
As long as you keep them fed and aerated adequately, I think.
Also, tilapia can work as foot cleaner fishes too, but those can grow pretty large.
So can we still call the garbage holes in some of our houses “swimming pools?” Asking for a friend.
We call them "ocean baths" in Australia
“To me, my little fishies!”
Is this Malta? I absolutely loved Malta.