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