Monday, October 6, 2014

Pompeii and Vesuvius


Mount Vesuvius towers over the Bay of Naples.  It is visible most of the time from Napoli to Sorrento.  But, I was having a hard time getting a good photo of Vesuvius 
until I visited Pompeii (about half way between Napoli and Sorrento).


This poor Pompeiian never knew what hit him in 79 A.D.
He just thought it was a good day to visit the public baths.

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you Jack. These are great.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh so many lovely memories, thank you Jack, looks like you are on almost the same journey as Aimee and I took a few years ago.. j'adore your images of the trip.

Karl Demetz said...

I remember these scenes, nice photographs, Jack !

Stefan Jansson said...

I was on my way to Pompeii once, but never made it. Must be a special place. Did you find any fun graffiti?

Kate said...

My memory is SO bad; I recent;y saw a movie? documentary? with a scene of the "poor Pompeiian" . . .wonder what it was?

Sylvia K said...

One of those places I wanted to visit when I lived in Europe -- but like Stefan, I never made it there either. Your pics are the next best thing!! Thanks for sharing! Looks as though you're enjoying another great trip!! Keep your camera in hand and continue to share the fun with us, Jack!!

RedPat said...

A place I've always wanted to visit. Thanks, Jack!

Mersad said...

Love to see Italy through your lens!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Birdman said...

Sounds like you're having some fun. Quite a scenic. I always remember the Big Mt. V-. When she boiled over, Wow!

William Kendall said...

I would love to visit that place someday. Beautiful shots!

I suspect Kate may have seen the Pompeii film, which took long enough before the mountain finally got down to brass tacks and started showing off.

Taken For Granted said...

You always find great things to photograph. This set is special. Keep an eye on that volcano. It could go off at any time.

Lois said...

Wonderful shots Jack! I have always been fascinated by the story of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.

Randy said...

Amazing.