Our last port before returning to Rome was Naples...
We rented a car...
TheChief drove to Pompeii...
We got a tour guide who spoke English...
Who also turned out to be the best ever!!!
The first stop was in an amphitheater...
if you stood in the middle of the stage area...the sound amplified
those ancients were pretty darned ingenious!!!
Now we all know that in these ancient times, there weren't any cars...
these stones were placed at intersections of roads with
a dual purpose...they protected the pedestrian from
stepping in mud, water, sludge, etc...
but also were protective in that only carts with certain
sized wheels could pass...
Now, believe it or not...even in ancient times
life was busy and take out food was available...
They had indoor plumbing...
Now here's something you're not going to find in today's world...
at least not that I'm aware of!!!
The paintings are a menu of what the occupant of the room is willing to
perform...get my drift???
They were also quite graphic on their street markings...
The group (minus two)
In 1860, Guiseppe Fiorelli realized that spaces were left in the
ash layer...he realized that these were often spaces left by decomposed
human remains. He devised a method of injecting plaster into the
space...the above are examples of that recovery...
Work is still being done...
The group relaxing again after the tour...at the tour guide's mother's
She was delightful!!!
Oh Kathy these are marvelous. Year ago our museum had a wonderful Pompeii exhibit but I didn't get there. Now i'm kicking myself.ReplyDelete
What a great series.
What a wonderful trip!ReplyDelete
I didn't realize you were still posting here and I'm glad to see these lovely shots.
What a great time you're having! I've been to Naples, but only for one day and that wasn't nearly long enough.ReplyDelete
Love love love your photos Kathy! I thought Pompeii was one of the most interesting places I've ever seen. THis looks like a great trip.ReplyDelete
I got your drift!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos from what looks like a fantastic place. Thanks for sharing as I'll not likely every see it in person.
Beautiful shots, thanks for the virtual tour.ReplyDelete
one of the places on my must see listReplyDelete
Loved visiting this wonderful place through your fabulous shots!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)
Have a great day****
What a wonderful, incredible journey you've shared with us.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting with me this week...I'm slow in getting back to you because I was ill a couple of days...but I'm sure glad I made the 'trip' via the internet to stop by today!!!
Wonderful series. Great photos to.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the trip.
Blogissasi hienoja Kuva-Sarjoja...ReplyDelete
What a wonderful trip! Great photos!ReplyDelete
I would love to know Pompeii...
The header is stunning, breathtaking!ReplyDelete
WOW! What an amazing place to visit. I'd love to go to Pompeii. Your header is beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous tour! Thank you.ReplyDelete
We went on a trip to Italy in November and one of our stops was Pompeii. I had to chuckle when I saw the picture of your tour guide--we had the same gentleman and I agree, he was the very best. He made our trip there delightful.Such an amazing place!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Well I'm kicking myself for not getting back to my post after posting it!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much to all of you for visiting and commenting!!!
Such a interesting and great photo serie!ReplyDelete
Great series of photos, brought back memories of our visit to Pompeii.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tour, I hope to get there someday!ReplyDelete
Thankyou for the tour. Lucky you being in Pompei. Hope Ill get a chance seeing it once :0)ReplyDelete
I have Pompei on my must see list. Your shots make me want to visit all the more.ReplyDelete
such an interesting location to visit; enjoyed your photos very much!ReplyDelete
That was a fun tour with plumbing and all. It makes a whole lot difference to get a good guide and he looks like an enthusiastic fellow.ReplyDelete
What a fantastic place to visit, and looked like everyone had fun. I would love to cruise the Mediterranean some days soon.ReplyDelete
Such an excellent adventure you've taken us on...sharing the highlights and beautiful scenes!!!!ReplyDelete
What a great trip. Wonderful shots!ReplyDelete
Very interesting series of photos and loved the explanations you gave for each one.ReplyDelete
It's really amazing what comfy existed already there, while our ancestors still lived in caverns and wore fur !ReplyDelete
The Romans were far better educated than many of the surrounding nations. Your post is very interesting, thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Looks like a wonderful trip. Thanks so much for visiting.ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots and good narrative too.ReplyDelete
You are truly enriching our lives with your photos and commentary. What a delightful array of travels you share!!ReplyDelete
A great take on ancient ways and means, the photos are delightful! Yes, they figured out many things and it was too bad the climate let them down!ReplyDelete
That is a truly exciting trip, but I really love your header the most! Thanks for visiting my post.ReplyDelete
Now, I want to go. What a fabulous collection of shot. I know I=the nuns would fuss at e for saying this, but at 73 I am very very jealous of you and this trip. I went to Rome and Florence but not here. Now, I am really sorry. I loved each and everyone of your shots. It was like I was there with you. Please send more. genieReplyDelete
Good detailed report :-)ReplyDelete
I remember reading the book "The last days of Pompeii"
What an interesting trip and the place was worth visiting. Thanks for sharing. Now I have seen this place. wonderful!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful trip you had--such history and beauty. Thanks for sharing. Mickie :)ReplyDelete
Interesting post .... love to go there sometime too :)ReplyDelete
quel magnifique endroit !ReplyDelete
The tour guide looks so animated. Love it. My husband and I really want to visit Rome.ReplyDelete
Wow that was like taking a vicarious vacation. Wonderful!ReplyDelete