Italian Adventures - 2003 - Pompeii

I got to go to Pompeii, the ancient city buried by the eruption of Mt. Veseuvius in 79 A.D. The pictures below relate some of the story.

View of a coutryard in Pompeii View of the stepping Stones An unfortunate resident of Pompeii

Here are a few pictures of Pompeii. The pic on the left shows a general view of a Courtyard in Pompeii, with Mt. Veseuvius in the background. The middle picture shows a typical stepping-stone in one of the streets of Pompeii. The headless man in the picture is demonstrating how one would use the stone to walk across the street in a rain storm to prevent getting their feet wet. The right picture shows a plaster cast of one of the cavities previously occupied by an unfortunate resident of Pompeii who perished in the eruption of Mt. Veseuvius.

Well-preserved artwork in Pompeii Pompeii amphitheatre An end to a great day in Pompeii

Here we see, on the left, a view of some of the better preserved frescos in Pompeii. The level of detail that was preserved was astonishing! In the middle, we have a picture of Pompeii Amphitheatre, made famous by Pink Floyd and their "Live at Pompeii" video. On the right is a picture of a courtyard near the end of the day. A fitting end to a great day at Pompeii!

Photography NotesPhotography Notes: All images on this page were taken with a Hewlett-Packard Photosmart 318 digital camera at 640x480 resolution.