The Ruins of Pompeii

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic and Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Decoration.

The Ruins of Pompeii: These photographs were taken a long time ago with one of the first digital cameras to hit the market.  I’ve treated them to some manipulation in an attempt to emulate the fresco paintings that still remain in many of the buildings there today.

A Narrow, Cobbled Street in the Ruins of Pompeii

A Narrow Street | Pompeii

Inside a Villa at Pompeii

Villa Decor | Pompeii

The Remains of The Forum at Pompeii

The Forum and Vesuvius | Pompeii

The Forum at Pompeii with Vesuvius in the background

The Temple of Jupiter and Vesuvius | Pompeii

13 thoughts on “Pompeii

  1. You are the first person I know “virtually” that has been to Pompeii, it’s one of my places to visit. Your photos are great, but I’m curios to know the feeling, what did you feel walking in there? All the history and destruction behind it.

    • Hello Elizabeth,
      Pompeii is certainly a spectacular place to visit.
      No matter what I had seen and read about the place, a personal visit was needed to appreciate the Roman architectural design, feats of engineering prowess and art.
      As I walked around and entered various buildings I got the sense of how modern the Romans actually were; their need for a community, business and entertainment.
      And all the while, you’re aware of the sinister and malign Vesuvius not too far away.

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