One of the tragic inhabitants of Pompeii, forever encased in ash. His teeth are still visable, clenched in fear.
Another former resident is frozen in their final, terrified position.
One of the preserved illustrations on the wall of the brothel. Several of them are dotted around the place, each showing one of the delights on offer for the excitable inhabitants.
Neil tries his hand at serving in the ancient fast food joint!!
Neil surveys the view at the pretty coastal town of Amalfi. It is indeed Salad days . . . .
Here’s a different view of Amalfi, a gorgeous little piece of paradise.
A speciality of the region – delicate, ornate little painted tiles. Next to the obligitory moped!!!
Here’s another of the beautiful little villages on the Amalfi coast – Positano. Where houses tumble down the hillside to the beach.
Next we visit Pompeii, a huge site in the shadow of the brooding and treacherous Vesuvius.
Here’s another perennial tourist favourite – the fridge magnet! Me and the better half collect the colourful little blobs of joy from everywhere we visit. The fridge looks like an explosion in a plastic factory.
I utterly love the art shops in Sorrento, you can barely even see this one under the proliferation of canvas!!
So Capri’s main attraction is the Blue Grotto, a naturally formed cave that is illuminated with a vivid blue light.
You can access the cave via one of the many boat tours around the island but you will find yourself bobbing about for ages as you have to wait (along with lots of others) for the boat men to come and pick you up.
It’s much quicker to actually walk to the blue grotto, wait on the shore in a much quicker queue and get in there quicker!
It is very expensive however – 12.5euros per person, quite a lot for what it is. But we were there so we had to see it!!
Vivid blue inside the Grotto.