Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Roman Forum

OK, I' m getting the last of my holiday posts out of the way!  On my first visit to Rome, I didn't get the chance to explore the Roman Forum, but this time I managed to spend quite a few hours amongst the ruins.  There was just too much to see, and once again it was absolutely sweltering!  Here are some of my photos.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Holidays - Pompeii

I'm so sorry I have neglected this blog lately - and today's post is nothing to do with Piers, I'm afraid.  But it is the holiday season, and I've visited Italy, and in particular, I visited Pompeii, somewhere I've always wanted to visit.  So, I'm afraid, it's my holiday photos - hope you enjoy them!

The remains of houses on a street in Pompeii.

A garden has been added to one of the richer houses in Pompeii to try to reconstruct what it might have been like.

Ah yes, one of the rooms from the brothel at Pompeii.

The detail from a fresco at one of the richer houses in Pompeii.

From the gymnasium at Pompeii.

One of the shops at Pompeii - the holes would have held pots containing food.
Pots etc recovered from excavations in Pompeii.

The forum at Pompeii.