Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone!

I wasn't sure what to post today but as I will be going on holiday later in the day, I thought I would get myself in holiday mode by sharing one of my favourite places from my last holiday.

This is a shot of that incredible place Pompeii, in Italy. I just marvel at the beauty and skill used by the craftsmen so long ago. I like this view particularly because it demonstrates the order that seems to be evident everywhere in this ancient city.

This shot would have been taken at about 2 .00 p.m.

Something from Wikipedia about Pompeii:
Pompeii is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei.

It, along with Herculaneum, was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on 24 August 79.[1]

The volcano collapsed higher roof-lines and buried Pompeii under many meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thank you for your visit. I hope you too enjoy Pompeii. Please feel free to leave feedback. :-)

I will see you again in about 8 days!!

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Viewed: 1936
Points: 14
Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5371 W: 265 N: 12206] (49058)
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