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Old Dec 2, 2006, 3:43 PM   #1
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this is from Pompeii, circa 79ad, politics never changes lol

The signs of the bar and some electoral inscriptions are still to be seen on the façade of Asellina's Thermopolium, a renowned Pompeian inn. Of all the locals and shops giving on via dell'Abbondanza, Asellina's Thermopolium, a place where hot drinks are served, must have been one of the most popular in the neighbourhood. At the entrance, in fact, on both sides, a series of wall inscriptions remind the visitor of the support given by the owner and the waitresses of the local to the candidates in the election.
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 6:43 PM   #2
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Wonderful image. Was this taken thru a window? There seems to be some reflection.

Thank you for the great explaination accompanying the photo.
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Old Dec 2, 2006, 9:15 PM   #3
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I didn't expect to see this in such good condition. I thought everything was inundated by lava. Quite interesting historical background.

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"Was this taken thru a window? There seems to be some reflection"

It is all covered with some sort of plastic to protect it, thats where the reflection comes from.

"I thought everything was inundated by lava"

The city was first buried with showers of ashand lapilli ( small, light, hot stones)before the lava started flowing, I also was truly amazed by the condition of the frescos and such.
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