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21-Apr-2018 AKMC

20180421_1_4210123 It wouldn't be an IRONfest Without Us

Ironfest is an annual festival held in the central western New South Wales town of Lithgow, a couple of hours drive west from Sydney. It’s, uhhhhmmm... you need to go there to "get" it. It features arts and crafts, re-enactments from military history which are less or more accurate. It also features cosplay, where people dress up in costumes and role play. The best costumes will naturally claim a prize.

Getting into the spirit of things is this Praetorian Guard. It seems appropriate since the date in question (21 April) is (in legend) the birthday of my home town, when Romulus and Remus stepped out of the Tiber, and Romulus said "Sì, this’ll do.". Then Remus said "Hang on a second I’m not so sur...OOOF!", and the rest is (ancient) history. Buon compleanno a noi, Roma. 2,771 years old today and we don’t look a day over 500.

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