Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Wordless Wednesday - Pompeii part 2.

 A lot of these photos have dull colours, but you have to remember the whole of Pompeii was buried under at least 19 feet of ash and volcanic debris in a pyroclastic flow which travels at up to 150 mph. It  was covered from 79AD until it was rediscovered in the late 16th century when excavations started.

Because it was buried so quickly and completely, so much of the ancient city was well preserved.









These boulders were to help people cross the roads when they flooded. They were not speed bumps as one person in our group asked!!


Brothels were not only legal but encouraged. The phallus was a sign of good luck and on a lot of doors, but if they were on street corners they pointed towards the nearest brothel.





I hope you enjoyed the second part of the tour around Pompeii.


I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.


22 comments:

  1. Amazing! I really, really would like to see Pompeii.

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  2. Exceptional photographs, testimonies of the solid Roman civilization. Thank you very much for sharing with us!

    Have a fine day!

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  3. Some more fab photos and so interesting Pompeii looks a delight :-)

    Have a phallustastic week Jackie ๐Ÿ‘

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  4. It is amazing to think about how it happened and how it was frozen in time. It must have been terrifying for those people, but fascinating for us now.

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  5. Great photos. That must have been an incredible trip. Speed bumps-LOL! :) XO

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  6. They were very practical these Romans LOL. Thanks for sharing these photos. That's a little virtual holiday for me :-)

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  7. A place with a lot of history. It's beautiful too. I chuckled at the speed bump comment. Nice way to cross the street when it's flooded.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  8. Great photos and thanks for sharing. My mum loves history.

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  9. Yes, I enjoyed! I got a lot of enjoyment from the speed bump comment but I never would have guessed stepping stones for when the streets flooded. Amazing how some of the colors in murals and mosaics endured through the centuries guarded by the ash they were entombed in.

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  10. Very impressive images. As I told you, I really can not imagine the moment.
    Life could stop in a second. So we have to be careful with our seconds...

    Happy WW! Thank you for sharing this subject.

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  11. Wow! Such history and wonderful photography ~ XX

    Living moment by moment

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Wow - this is fascinating. Thank you so much!

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  13. |Thanks for sharing more photos of Pompeii. Most of these are of places that I've not seen before. Thanks so much for sharing Jackie!
    BTW the "skunk tail" is a "New" Ratty. The one Marv has had since he first arrived has all the fur worn off and it is more mending thread than original fabric. The original was a Dog Wand toy that a friend of mine bought for his dog. Marv took it over when they came for a visit. When Marv's Ratty started to wear out, I bought a new Wand toy just for the Rat. Marv is not interested in the new one. He still carries his old Ratty around the house meowing and sleeps with it.

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  14. I find Pompeii totally fascinating and as I said I had hoped to visit there one day. I'm glad you were able to go AND that you are sharing your photos because I'm sure I won't make it myself but I'm SEEING it through you!!

    Hugs, Pam

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  15. As with another comment, I found it astonishing that so much "color" remained to this day (especially in the interior images), perhaps preserved due to lack of sunlight (?) Strikingly beautiful and it added so much to the understanding of the daily life of the Popmeiin (sp?) people. How blessed to have travelled there.

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  16. Thanks for the virtual tour of this place so rich in history.

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  17. It's amazing how well it has been preserved!
    I saw a movie about the tragedy that hit the city and now I overlay these sequences from the movie. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    What a contrast between then and now!
    Thank you so much for these photos!

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  18. This is super. Thank you so much. It's a bucket list thing for me!

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  19. This is spectacular, dear Jackie. Thank you for taking me down a historical walk to city whose name I share my nickname with(like I said earlier). :) <3

    I have never seen such wonderful images from Pompeii, and I feel blessed this morning. <3

    Thank you so much. Adding your post to my #WW linky.

    Love and light. Be well.

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  20. And I hope to go there some day. Amen to that. :)

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  21. I hope to see it one day, it looks amazing! Double Pawkiss๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

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  22. I don´t really like to visit places like this. It makes me soo sad. The culture was so beautiful!

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