Le Scavi de Pompeii… et Vesuvio

Did I get that Italian right? I was kind of guessing. I picked up a little – very little. But I do know more than the average Olive Garden waiter, which is something I can be proud of, I suppose.

This was taken after I had walked about 10 miles all over the ruins of Pompeii on a hot summer day. I got away from the other tourists, who I generally dislike for no good reason, and found this spot that I was probably not supposed to be. The clouds were peculiar that day, and you can see them hovering over Mount Vesuvius. It’s interesting that the gap there in Vesuvius is actually what is covering the very ruins in which I was standing.

The Ruins of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

This second shot was from a small plane, barely airworthy, as it flew over Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Mount Vesuvius from the Sky

  • Elena

    Actually it’s: Gli scavi di Pompei e il Vesuvio!
    Simply stunning!
    Greetings from Italy

  • I like reading these old posts of yours. Goives me inspiration and hope, one day I might be a famous photographer!! 🙂

  • Alessio

    Great pictures, but just a little note on the italian 🙂
    Title should say “Gli scavi di Pompei”

    By the way, I admire you work and the effort to share it with the public and educate people on the art of photography.


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