Readers’ wildlife photos

November 1, 2023 • 8:15 am

Today we’ll have the second and last part of Michael Glenister’s photos of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius (part 1 is here).  Today we feature Pompeii; Michael’s text and captions are indented, and you can click on the photos to enlarge them.

Now while Herculaneum felt like you were visiting an ongoing excavation; Pompeii felt like you were visiting a pioneer village – just without staff walking around in period clothes, eg. dressed as Centurions, etc.  The site of Pompeii is basically a very large park, with the ruins of a large town within, but is being somewhat restored by growing grapes in the ancient vineyards, trees, etc.

A large amphitheatre near one of the entrances.  Pink Floyd performed there in 1972:

One of the many roads in the city:

The garden in the courtyard of one of the many houses:

The artwork in Pompeii is better preserved as it was buried in ash, rather than by the very hot pyroclastic flow that buried Herculaneum:

The garden in the courtyard of another house, showing the water system:

Another road in the city:

Inside the amphitheatre where Pink Floyd performed:

A kitchen (I think):

Inside one of the buildings:

City square with Vesuvius in the background.  I like how the clouds over Vesuvius look like the mountain is smoking:

A map of Pompeii.  The amphitheatre  is on the far right.  The red marker is the city square:

A smaller amphitheatre, found in the bottom middle of the map:

Plaster casts of some of the victims of the eruption:

5 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Amazing! It must be so incredible to gaze upon such artifacts and experience a connection to a time and people that are now long gone. I remember a different scene similar to the ‘kitchen’, with a painting that displayed dishes on the sides of the counter. It was apparently someones’ street-side restaurant, and so perhaps that is what this was.

  2. Amazing, thanks for this 2nd installment. I’ve always loved Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii. That must have been quite the experience, playing there…and I’m sure they were high, high, high. I know I was the first time I watched it. 🙂

  3. Re ‘the kitchen, I think’, I am pretty sure that is both yes and no. If I remember correctly, it is the equivalent of a fast food store, with the food stored and served from the pots in the bench.

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