Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

Because of poor weather, I haven't done a lot of photographing recently so I have chosen to post this shot from my archive.

This is a shot of some columns at Pompeii. As you can see the sky became very ominous whilst we were there! The dark clouds gave a dramatic backcloth to the ancient, ruined city! (I did take a sideways look at Vesuvius!)

Here is a little extra information about Pompeii from Wikipedia:
It, along with Herculaneum (its sister city), was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on 24 August 79 AD (1928 years, 154 days ago).[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.
This is a street in Pompeii.

Many thanks for your visit.
I hope you enjoyed it!
Please feel free to offer feedback on any aspect of the photograph. :-)

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