Mount Vesuvius is a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Naples and a short distance from the shore. It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. The two other major active volcanoes in Italy, Etna and Stromboli, are located on islands.
Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. They were never rebuilt, although surviving townspeople and probably looters did undertake extensive salvage work after the destructions. The towns' locations were eventually forgotten until their accidental rediscovery in the 18th century.
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foibles3 (1399) 2011-01-29 9:28
Beautiful image...color, motion, and POV work together to create a wonderful photo.
mesutilgim (79308) 2011-01-30 14:23
Güzel bir kare; sımsıcak bir ışık ve canlı renkler. Kısa ama faydalı notlar.
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hispic (9619) 2011-01-31 18:35
This characteristic color and testure you have created attracts me strongly with a subtle charm. Warm light of the evening sun is beautiful and very impressive. Crop marks at the white frame also work well.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
danos (82649) 2011-02-11 0:38
Good morning Emin,
nice shot with the waterfront to creates depth in the image.I like the warm light of the afternoon as falling on the image,making it more effective.
Have a good day,danos