Pompeii is still in the shadow of the brooding Mount Vesuvius.
The city of Pompeii, along with Herculaneum, was partially destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 ft of hot ash, pumice and mud in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
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!!
Not long now readers, a fortnight today I will be back in sunny, grumpy, rude, frustrating, marvellous Italy! (Yes I know I swore blind after last year that I wouldn’t set foot there again . . )
Blame one of my best friends for having to have a super glam wedding in Rome!
So it’s back to the Eternal City for three days, then hopping on the train to Naples, grabbing a hydrofoil and onto the gorgeous looking island of Capri for a few days of watching the beautiful people.
Thenk it’s onto Sorrento to check out the Amalfi coast, Pompei and other Roman ruins!
Here’s an image of Capri to whet your appetite!
Expect lots more pictures of azure waters, tiny hidden coves and lush vegetation when I head back. Plus the obligatory whinging about how rude people are, how I hate flying and general grumpiness!