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.


Kasia Ogrodnik said...

Beautiful photos, Anerje. I paid a visit to Pompeii when I was in my late teens. I had a chance to watch the archaeologists at work there :-) My sole zrzhaeological experience so far :-)

Gabriele Campbell said...

I'd like to see Pompei, but the Italian climate doesn't agree with me and I hate hordes of tourists. Maybe I should go there in January? :-)

Anerje said...

Hi Kasia - I'm sure there is plenty more to discover there. Who knows what else lies hidden there?

Gabriele - it was sweltering - and I'm no fan of the summer and hot weather - but for history, I bore it:>

Kathryn Warner said...

Fantastic! I so want to visit Pompeii. Read Mary Beard's book about it a few months ago - great stuff. Glad you had a lovely time despite the sweltering heat! :-)

Anerje said...

Hi Kathryn, I think it is on most historians 'to do' list. Mary Beard is very entertaining and informative.