Photographer's Note

ENGLISH: This is the Forum in the ruins of Pompeii. As you know, Pompeii was a Roman holiday settlement and was completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. I have written extensively about the eruption in previous posts, but to give you an idea of the ferocity of the eruption, it completely changed the course of the River Sarno that flowed through the city's outskirts and those of Stabia.

The title refers to the style of architecture employed by the Romans and Greeks called entasis. You will see here that the columns seem straight, but in reality are bowed, tapering at the top and bottom and bulging in the middle.

ITALIANO: Si tratta del Foro di Pompeii. Come ben lo sapete, Pompei e' stata distrutta dal eruzione del Vesuvio. Ho scritto della storia nei posti primi. Pero' a darvi unídea della forza deléruzione, l'ha cambiato totalemente il corso del fiume Sarno.

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