We spent a long, really warm (hot?) day in Pompeii and Herculaneum…though it was cool and calm compared to August 24, 79 AD when Vesuvius erupted. You probably know the story, and may even have seen the Pompeii exhibit in Denver last year, but both cities were buried in ash and other pyroclastic material and remain buried until the 18th and 19th centuries respectively. (If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ve seen a photo of Vesuvius from Pompeii at the heading.)
I’m kind of wiped out, but thought I’d post a few photos…explanation and analysis come later. The cool thing was that we saw many of the household items, frescoes, and mosaics yesterday in the National Arch. Museum in Naples.
Continuing to love the espresso, the food, and being with the Borgs and Crossans.
(I love cultures that can spell my name.)
A triumphal arch…brick underneath, originally sheathed in heavy plaster.
Pompeiian arches and capitals.