Last week I was in sunny Italy with my parents and sister. We visited the Amalfi Coast and of course went to both Pompeii and Herculaneum, both of which were absolutely fascinating. I studied Archaeology at University and would have loved to worked on either site-instead I ended up on a wet and windy Neolithic site in South Wales. Oh well!
Below are a few snaps I took-I tried to take as many as possible as I always take my camera and then forgot to take pictures so this time I was pretty good and in the end I managed to take over 200! Don’t worry, I’ve only put a selection below ;)
A shot through the peristyle in the House of the Faun in Pompeii
Looking up one of the streets in Pompeii
A close up of one of the wall paintings, I love the detailing-this little peacock was hidden right at the top of the image.
A pretty creepy skull, carved out of a rock on Mount Versuvius
Terrapins in a fountain in Amalfi! (I was very tempted to pop one into my bag)
A quirky collection of little houses in Amalfi-collections like these were in lots of gaps in the rocks all alongside the coastal road.
An adorable little cat, having a spot of lunch (I didn’t ask how he was going to pick the cup up!) Rubbish picture, but he was so cute I couldn’t not include it.
A beautiful view over Postiano
This little guy was very inquisitive!
And a couple of pictures of the stunning flowers in one of the squares in Sorrento.
House of the Wooden Partition, so called because of the original wooden doors in the atrium, which are now preserved in glass frames.
A pretty little balcony on one of the buildings in Herculaneum
This picture shows the modern city of Erculano, built over Herculaneum. The ash, which is of a depth of 65 ft, can be seen on the right handside.
Some of the wonderful decoration in a house in Herculaneum