Pompeii

Outer Pompeii

Outer Pompeii

Pompeii serves as a reminder of how fast things can change.

32 responses

  1. Beautiful collection, Ron. A bit different this time :)

    February 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

  2. Enjoyed your images! I was there in 2012 for the first time and hope to return some day. I could not get over the sheer size of this ancient city (and, whorehouse aside!) the culture that abounded there. Sorry that I did not get to the museum in Naples that houses all the items found there.

    February 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

  3. Life does turn on a dime!

    February 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

  4. It’s on my bucket list. Did not expect Pompeii! Lovely shots.

    February 28, 2014 at 9:21 am

    • I shot these in 2010, but only one was previously published.

      February 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm

  5. I’ve never been and always wondered what it looks like. Nice shots.

    I’m telling you, Ron, with your ability, I’d love to see Iceland, or some really remote place like the Shetlands or Pitcairn island in the Pacific.

    Nat Geo stuff.

    February 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    • I would love to go to Iceland. There is a set from Fiji. Look for Pacific Islands in the header.

      February 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      • I’ll check it out.

        Thanks

        February 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

  6. fascinating photos…another spot place that would be fabulous to be able to walk around.

    February 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    • Walking happens to be the only option. Thank you Heather.

      February 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

  7. Beautiful Italian sky.

    March 1, 2014 at 6:34 am

  8. LB

    These are incredible images. Isn’t it amazing that those walls still stand … after not only the destruction from the volcano AND the years since. Amazing.

    March 1, 2014 at 6:55 am

    • Laurie, I guess that is what they call built to last.

      March 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

  9. Reblogged this on ugiridharaprasad.

    March 1, 2014 at 7:11 am

  10. A place I’ve always wanted to visit – thanks for the splendid preview.

    March 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  11. Thank you for liking “Powerful Verticality.” The history of this place really comes through in these great photos. Well done! :) You are right. Life can change suddenly and unexpectedly, and unfortunately for the residents of Pompeii the change caused by the volcanic eruption was not a good one. I remember seeing a TV program about Pompeii a long time ago, and the images of people and round loaves of bread fossilized in volcanic ash are still vivid in my memory.

    March 2, 2014 at 12:32 am

  12. I too have been to Pompeii and so can really relate to your images – think that you have really captured the place and I especially like the view across to the mountain range – this might be Vesuvius

    March 2, 2014 at 7:16 am

  13. I recently watched a documentary on Pompeii…your photos richly enhance that experience.

    March 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

    • Thank you. I found the place to be difficult to photograph from an artistic standpoint.

      March 2, 2014 at 10:23 am

      • your photos don’t show the difficulty :)

        March 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

        • Thanks, believe me, it was hard. I usually get more than 5 good ones from several hours in an interesting place.

          March 2, 2014 at 10:38 am

        • what do you believe was missing? color, people, vegetation?

          March 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

  14. These shots bring back great memories of a trip to Pompeii in the baking sun…it was wonderful. Did you get to nearby Herculaneum also? It is smaller than Pompeii but has some buildings that are much more complete than those in Pompeii. Now I just want to go back….!

    March 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

    • I did not get to the other site the sun was hotter than baking.

      March 3, 2014 at 9:22 am

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