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POMPEI

The ancient Roman city of Pompei, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, was a key destination on my 2016 photo trip to Italy.

Archeologists and historians estimate that about 10,00 people lived in the area affected by the volcanic eruption of 79 AD.  Vesuvius is still considered a dangerous, active volcano, and if a significant eruption occurred today, the catastrophe could affect nearly three million people.

Despite the chain link fencing, other barriers and many tourists, I managed to capture a number of satisfying images of the ruins of Pompei.  I wanted images that would reflect the nature of the ancient Roman city and its level of civilization at the time it was destroyed.  I believe these images reveal that, as well as the eerie nature of Pompei after the volcanic devastation.

Pompeii abandoned columns
Pompeii Portal 2
Pompeii pillars 26
Pompeii 103X
Pompeii 58Z
Pompeii 104X
Pompeii Bath 66X
Pompeii Bath 67x
Pompeii 44X
Pompeii bath 6
Pompeii bath 1
Pompeii bath roof
Pompeii bath 2
Pompeii bath 5
Pompeii Baths 12
Pompeii entry 1
Pompeii Falling Walls
Pompeii 2
Pompeii museum 2
Pompeii museum 4
Pompeii Oracle 1
Pompeii past present and 1
Pompeii past present and 2
Pompeii past present and 3
Pompeii past present and 5
Pompeii museum 12
Pompeii street 1
Pompeii through the gate
Pompeii pots
Pompeii street 2
Pompeii temple colimns 1
Pompeii temple columns 3
Pompeii Scorched Columns
Pompeii temple columns 5
Pompeii pillars 24
Pompeii statue
Pompeii wall 1
Pompeii wall 2
Pompeii wall 6
Pompeii wall 3
Pompeii wall 4
Pompeii walls 20
Pompeii Charred wall
Pompeii 202
Pompeii 230
Pompeii 48X
Pompeii 55X
Pompeii 102X
Pompeii 205
Pompeii tomb 1
Pompeii 207