2 Ancient cities...
It's been a while since I last posted.  I've had good reason, being out of country and with pretty unreliable internet :(  The good news, however, is that I've come back with some serious awesomeness.  Having visited Italy while I was gone, I was lucky enough to tour through a nice variety of historical areas!

One of the amazing places I had the opportunity to explore was the ancient city of Pompeii.  Most of you are familiar with Pompeii and its tragic history in connection with Mount Vesuvius, which erupted in AD 79, completely burying the city and all its citizens.

Below are a small number of photographs I wanted to share:


One of the things that struck me first was the sheer massive size of the remnants of the city.  You would think that being such a popular touritst destination a tour of the city might be a bit of a crowded experience.  However, the place was so huge that there were rarely times when you couldn't take a nice, tourist-less photograph.

WARNING FOR SQUICKINESS!
The saddest part about being in the city had to be the remains on display.  I won't post some of the more disturbing, sad photographs (a dog and pregnant woman, to name a few) but you get some idea of the full force of events when you see the following photos:



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  1. Red Nomad OZBest Blogger Tips Says:

    The story of Pompeii gave me nightmares as a child - for good reason! Sad that ordinary people have achieved immortality in this way - but it's just another reminder to make each day count because you don't know what's around the corner!


  2. ErikaBest Blogger Tips Says:

    @ Red Nomad OZ

    There were definitely some horror stories associated with that terrible time (and not all just to do with the full, devastating effects of Vesuvius). I think what might have been the most horrible thing was just not knowing what was happening. The air around you catching fire...and you had no idea why ._. *shiver*


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