Pompeii


MB & family visited the ruins at Pompeii during their recent Italy trip. Pompeii is close to the city of Naples in the Campania region of Italy, and as bad luck would have it, lies approximately 8km from Mount Vesuvius. Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge – Narrow


Narrow.

MB travelled to Italy with family in recent days and was lucky enough to visit the ruins of Pompeii. His shot selection for ‘Narrow’ is a shot through the ruins ¬†towards the dastardly Mount Vesuvius, which exploded in 79 AD, burying Pompei and nearby towns in some 6 to 10m of hot ash and rock. Within a few generations, the locations of the towns were forgotten and it wasn’t until approx 1750 AD that the buried town (ruins)¬†were discovered (by a local farmer trying to drill a well on his land).

Pompeii will feature again shortly in HX Report posts.

Until then:

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Pompeii ruins and Mount Vesuvius in the distance