Frozen In Time | Pompeii, Italy


Pompeii was a great example of Roman life - neither rich nor poor - it was a booming trading city. 79 AD marked its cataclysmic end.

Of all the archaeological sites and museums we were visiting in our Mediterranean adventure, I looked forward to this the most.  How were the remains of the people preserved like that?  What was life like back then?  How does it look like in person?  The internet is overflowing with Pompeii pictures. I even found an  intriguing documentary on You.Tube; and of course, the movie that dramatically portrayed a love story that made its inhabitants so real.  I want to be there.  I want to see it for myself.

The wind was nippy, the day cloudy.  Once in a while the sun peeps through the clouds and we'd see some blue sky and nice sunshine. There were many tourists, everyone excited, most people snapping pictures just like me.  Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and humorous.  I think that played a lot in my enjoyment of the experience.  Without consciousness of the past - the story behind, the meaning of a certain ruin or a remain - I think it would have been just pile of stones.  What an eerie perspective turned out to be the most enjoyable part of my tour.

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17 comments:

  1. Hi Friends! Thank you for visiting my blog... My camera is malfunctioning, ouch... So, while I am not able to take new photos at the moment, I thought I might share highlights of my Mediterranean Cruise with you. This trip is quite exciting for me, one that I thought I would never have. Please join me. In the famous words of Julius Caesar: "I came, I saw, I conquer."

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  2. I hope I could see this place in person too one day. Great post.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this with us, wonderful photos you obviously had so much fun.

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  4. Wow, gorgeous pictures of Mount Vesuvius. Never visited Pompeii, but it's on my list. Great serie you posted here!
    Found you by 'ourworldtuesdaymeme'.
    Enjoy life!
    Greetings from Belgium, Hilde

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  5. You have such gorgeous pictures! Especially that of Mount Vesuvius. Will be going to Pompeii in a few months, hopefully. Your post is an inspiration, thank you!

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    1. Thank you Liz, yeah that pic turned out well, eh? I was very happy as well... I hope you enjoy your trip. Wear comfortable shoes :-D

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  6. Oh Maya, whart beauty and charm! What a blessing to have been able to visit :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  7. So impressive photos !
    Succsessful shots of great landscapes.
    Greetings from Germany

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  8. Pompeii is a fascinating place! I'd love to go back one day with more time to explore it.

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  9. Wonderful photos from your trip! The views are gorgeous. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  10. What a fantastic place--thanks for sharing your photos and a bit of history.

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  11. Wonderful views adn fantsatic history surrounding this place. Have a great week ahead

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  12. Great post! I love the picture of the volcano. He is a bit similar to the Teide on Tenerife.
    Visiting from Through my lens.
    Greetings from Hilde

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  13. An intriguing place like Pompeii deserves a most dramatically designed collage, and you managed to do just that! Wonderful photos!

    Poppy

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  14. Amazing shots! What a trip of a lifetime!

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  15. Greetings from Dubai!! Love your Header and really enjoyed your post and blog. Have a great sunday ! Will be back soon...

    Shantana

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