pompeii

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finally!

pompeii

for those of you who don't know,

classical studies is one of my majors.

so, really ancient things are extremely exciting to me.

hence, pompeii (:

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i would like to start out by saying that when we first got there early in the morning,

it was pouring rain for the first two hours.

and i forgot any umbrealla.

so i tried to cover my head with my scarf... which you can see was very effective.

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first view of the town

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one of my few successful photos during the rain

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the little theatre

this seemed like a mini version of

epidarous

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where the town used to do laundry

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typical street

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in the amphitheater!

the acoustics were amazing, naturally

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finally! the rain stopped and the sun came out to play

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a bed...

in the brothel.

i have many photos from this,

but they are actually very inappropriate.

let's just say that the pompeiins...

added paintings.

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pompeiin fast food

(it wasn't common to cook in their tiny houses

so they'd go to easy food stores, which would have

ready-to-eat things in those holes)

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just a small glimpse of

the remains preserved by the ashes

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the forum with vesuvius in the back

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one of the most interesting archaeological sites i've ever been to!