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Pompeii


We're talking about a city that was destroyed and COMPLETELY BURIED during a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD!

Those archeologists are worth their weight in gold!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



Pompeii


We're talking about a city that was destroyed and COMPLETELY BURIED during a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD!

Those archeologists are worth their weight in gold!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]



comments (25)

  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2007, 00:05
Wow what alot of pain staking work has gone into this. It's amazing what nature does. Great textures and the stone work is so impressive Ginnie. Built to last.smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Tracy! Thank you.
Fascinating. Thank goodness for the archeologists. This could so easily have been hidden from view forever. Great textural detail, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It does boggle the mind, Red Pen, doesn't it! Thanks.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 19 Dec 2007, 00:30
Did you see any of the wall paintings while you were there? I always thought it remarkable that they survived, but seeing this well preserved building, it is starting to make sense.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Martin, I saw some wall paintings. Maybe I'll put one up one of these days! Thanks for the idea.
  • Astrid
  • KOUD, MET RIJP BEDEKT ARKEL
  • 19 Dec 2007, 05:22
Talking about history Ginnie, saw some stories about Mount Vesuvius on Discovery Channel, but you all brought that back in my memory, those detailed walls with those arches, they were very skilled craftsmen and you are some crafts lady with these kind of picutes to let us be part of the history of Mount Vesuvius, thanks smile
Ginnie Hart: It pays to be crafty, Astrid! grin HA! Couldn't resist that. But you're so right. Where have all the craftsmen/women gone! A few of them still exist, I'm sure!

Cold and with frost? Brrrrrr. Stay warm!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Dec 2007, 06:01
Brilliant shot...again.
Probably the thick blanket of ash preserved a lot of the detail of this city...it might have been quite deteriorated by know if exposed to the elemnts for the last 2000 years.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ray, you're very right. The ash DID preserve a lot of the color and detail. It's quite astonishing. So maybe there was a silver lining after all! Thanks.
comme d'habitude, tu as l'oeil d'un artiste et tes photos sont si belles!
Ginnie Hart: Your words are always so very kind, O-P. Thank you.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 19 Dec 2007, 06:45
Ginnie what amazes me about this photograph is that had you not told me it was Pompeii, I might have just thought it was some abandon building here in Germany that was damaged during the war. Isn't it amazing that it is so well preserved and that those architectural ideas are still around?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Kathryn, you're so right. As I told Ray, I think it's the ash that preserved everything so well. A silver lining to that cloud!
What a labour of love this must have been, but well worth the effort. Fabulous texture in this shot, Ginnie. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: A labor of love indeed, Roz. Some people just LIVE for this kind of discovery! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 19 Dec 2007, 07:19
Terrific textures in the brick work. Amazing slice of history.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Aussie! Thanks.
Very nice capture Ginie. I like the angle. Hats off the the great job of archeologists!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Richard. Hats off! Thanks.
I'm always grateful when modern society keeps it's head cool and preserved these kind of monuments to ancient times instead of bulldozing it down and building lots of officeblocks. So much has already been lost this way. Great shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Scarlet!!! Thanks.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 19 Dec 2007, 09:27
Nice photo and nice colors ... Ann
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ann.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Dec 2007, 09:49
marvellous tones...and an amazing scene to think it's that old.
Ginnie Hart: I know, David. I still can't get my brain around it! Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 19 Dec 2007, 10:15
A ton of work. Beautiful. I remember first hearing about Pompeii as a kid when Mom and Dad, Ben and John went there. Remember that?
Ginnie Hart: No, Ruth, I did NOT know they went to Pompeii! I wish I had known that while I was there because it would have been all that more special! Thanks for letting me know. It really is an amazing place!
  • Chantal
  • Terheijden - The Netherlands
  • 19 Dec 2007, 11:29
beautiful in sepia
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chantal.
  • Ferdi
  • South Africa
  • 19 Dec 2007, 13:12
You sure do traval a lot Ginnie ! Stunning photo and the frame fits well.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I do, Ferdi, and I feel very fortunate. Thanks.
I've always wanted to go to Pompeii Ginnie. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe some day you can go see it, Bernie. I hope so. Thanks.
That is one place I would dearly love to visit.
The Earth reclaimed it and is now allowing us to get a glimpse until she decides that enough is enough and buries it again.
I love the shot. Especially the wonderful tones you brought out. And the original architecture is wonderful to see.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are so very kind, Michael. I agree that this reminds us of the cycles of Life that come and go. For now, this place has come back to us in an amazing way. It really is astounding to see what the ash preserved. A silver lining to that cloud!
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 19 Dec 2007, 16:41
Wonderful textures here. I also like the color tones. wonderful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Reza.
It is amazing just how much has been uncovered over the years. The last time this building saw the light was over 1900 years ago. Well seen Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It still blows my mind, Les! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • frosty tonight!
  • 19 Dec 2007, 18:18
They certainly are Ginnie, saw a facinating show on this area a while ago. Its amazing what they are still discovering.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris. After being there I'd love to see that show. I'll look for it. Thanks.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...the sun shone today!
  • 19 Dec 2007, 19:22
In a strange way being buried is why so much of it can be seen now I guess. It got frozen in time and they have learned so much from what they have found here.
Ginnie Hart: I think you're exactly right, Bill. There was definitely a silver lining behind that cloud! Thanks.
I cannot say another thing that is not to feel the admiration by this great history!
Ginnie Hart: It's just astounding, José Angel, I know! Thanks.
Like the bright part in that wall. Must have been something special visiting this place....
Ginnie Hart: It was out of this world, Aksel. I still can't believe I was there!!! Thanks.
I like this one very much - Bravo !!

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