Photo of the Week – Entrance to the Ill-Fated Town of Pompeii

Pompeii was a normal town in ancient Rome.  Lots of good business due to its place by the sea on the way to Rome.  Fast and fun place for the sailors who enjoyed the pleasures it offered.  Until that fateful day that destroyed the town and created history…

As I entered Pompeii from where the old shoreline used to be (it’s further away now) and walked up the ramp, I wondered how many people had been running down this main entrance to the city, hoping to make it to a boat, hoping to save their lives on that day…

The path leading into the town of Pompeii, Italy from the shoreline

Comments

  1. Pompeii, my friend, was the Las Vegas of the Roman Empire! While typical of Roman cities, it’s offerings were welcome entertainment to sailors, travelers, and residents alike. I think that trip, with our guide Guitano Manfredi will be one of my evermore travel highlights.

    Ciao!

  2. Very nice shot – I like the angle and there’s something sad about it too. It’s like there’s no way out – how fitting.
    Pola (@jettingaround) recently posted..Photo of the Week: San Francisco skylineMy Profile

  3. I loved Pompeii when I went there. It is such a fascinating place. The only downside for me was the rabid dogs that roam free but if you can put that aside the whole place is amazing.

  4. Awesome picture my friend!
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  5. I visited Pompeii so many years ago… quite an impressive place, thinking about that its fate…
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