Saturday, July 23, 2011


Pompei was not what we imagined. We were thinking of dry, dusty ruins with archaeologists all over. But Pompei really is just like a city without ceilings. The buildings, right down to frescoes on the walls, are largely intact. And it is beautiful! There was so much green there; they have made an effort to grow plants on the site that they know were there when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Just inside the archaeological zone.

In front of the remains of an aqueduct.

This is actually mostly plaster poured into the area where a body once was.

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