21 Jun 2014

Pompei

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I studied the history of Pompei when I was still in school in Italy. But I never had the chance to visit this ghost city until 21st June 2013. First thing I noticed when we got off the train was the beautiful citrus smell of the many lemon trees spreading over the hills. Then rising above everything the remaining walls of Pompei city.

I still wonder how a whole city can be wiped out over a night. While I was walking among the ruins I imagined the people who lived behind those walls. Did some people got of town and then on the way back home saw the city in flame and returned to save places. Did the secrets of some inhabitant we buried with them under the ashes? So many questions for me to answer one day if I want through my own personal research. But until then I have some pictures to remind me of the splendour the place was for sure.

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4 comments:

  1. Great photos! I wish I had been into photography when I visited in 2007. Fascinating place!

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  2. Awesome pictures! I hope to one day go. It is on my list.


    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. it's such a nice experience to go visit it. thank you for stopping by to check them out :)

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  4. You're right, it's a fascinating place :)

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