Skip to content. Local customs are often what get us stumped. Take a trip to the local pool, for example. Seems like an easy and universal-enough activity to not have to jump through the daunting hoops of cultural differences, right? It can be an uncomfortable experience. I am a native of the city of Auxerre, Burgundy, in France. It sits in the middle of the Burgundian hills, known for their excellent wines.
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When we envisage our forebears taking the waters in Bath, we tend to conjure up images of sweating ladies wearing heavy, modest linen dresses. The Greeks and Romans commonly swam and bathed naked — women in the morning, men in the afternoon. Some, however, preferred to wear a garment of some sort — it is believed that bathers wore toga-like garments, although an ancient mosaic depicts girls playing sports dressed in bikini-style garments. After the retreat of the Romans from Britain and the fall of the Roman empire, attitudes towards swimwear, and indeed public bathing itself, became far more conservative. As Christianity took hold of Britain, public bathing fell out of favour  , and so swimwear entered its own dark age. Until the mids there was no law against nude swimming, but most people wore swimwear of some sort. Women commonly wore a full modest gown made from canvas, wool or flannel  , with the most determined ones wearing their hats too. Later permutations of this included a shorter dress with added long drawers underneath.
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The summer Olympics are coming up in July, and to whet your appetite I fill this space with some Speedo bulges filled out by several gentlemen who have made splashes here and in Olympic pools the world over. The tallest, and the guy in every single one of these photos is Yona Knight-Wisdom who appeared here as Hunk of the Day , anchoring this hunky collection and played a part in this hunk break. Jack Laugher is represented in posts too numerous to mention, but a few merit special consideration, such as this double-Speedo-sighting , a Hunk of the Day crowning , this Speedo trio , a rear view for a snowy day , and this post that barely contains all of his assets. Finally, James Heatly brings heat in his Hunk of the Day feature , and also appeared in this yearly round-up in case you want links to last the rest of the week. Evans has been here before in his Hunk of the Day feature , and rocked out with his bulge out in this Speedo post. You may find that a naked Luke Evans is more your cup of tea. Here are a few more choice links to previous posts celebrating Mr. His very first Hunk of the Day crowning. Simon in a star-studded Speedo. His second Hunk of the Day honor.