Pompeii

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The city of Pompeii is certainly a sight to behold. My sole reason of staying in the Campania region was to visit this infamous site. Having been buried in meters and meters of volcanic ash and pumice way back in 24 August 79, the city was recently discovered sometime in the 1700's and since then massive excavation work has ensued to bring forth this lost civilization still preserved and fresh as the day it was built.

The city of Pompeii is certainly a sight to behold. My sole reason of staying in the Campania region was to visit this infamous site. Having been buried in meters and meters of volcanic ash and pumice way back in 24 August 79, the city was recently discovered sometime in the 1700’s and since then massive excavation work has ensued to bring forth this lost civilization still preserved and fresh as the day it was built.

As you walk the wide cobbled stone streets, you can only imagine how life was back then and exclaim in delight to see that so much has survived the tragic eruption of Mt Vesuvius. The mosaic tiling is intact, many of the hand-painted murals are still visible and fountain fixtures gleam in the sunshine while temples and private residences stand tall. Most curious is the display of two original bodies as they were found and excavated from the spot they lay in their last moments of life on earth. Amazing!

There are two ampi-theaters still standing tall which tells us that even back in 79 people already treasured the arts and live performances. Looks like nothing has changed over the centuries! Though ridden with many tourists who want to explore the same thing, the city is surprisingly huge and there is space for everyone. No queuing up or having to elbow people out of the way to get a good view. And as if Mt. Vesuvius isn’t ashamed by the destruction it caused, it watches over the city to remind everyone of the consequences of an eruption so massive.
A truly beautiful place to spend an afternoon armed with all your lomographic cameras. Entrance to the city is 11 euros for the day and is easily accessible from both Naples or Sorrento by train (costs only 5 euros
round trip).

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pompeii/

http://www.romanum.me.uk/Pictures/Pictures/page18/index.html

written by golfpunkgirl on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations #culture #shop #food

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