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Old Sep 7, 2006, 4:50 AM   #1
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Hi

just wanted to share one or two of the many(far to many) pictures of Mount Vesuvious I took on a recent trip to the Amalfi Coast.

This one is at dusk, some beautiful light in this area, I like the sort of watercolour feel to this pic
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Old Sep 7, 2006, 4:56 AM   #2
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This is inside the crater, no smoke or fire, but amazing colours
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 1:29 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Sandramac! Vesuvious, as far as I know, is the only active volcano in Europe. And thanks to its eruption in 79 AD, there are great remains all well preserved in Pompeii. I can guess that you have some shots from this once prosperious Roman city
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 5:21 AM   #4
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hi

I think there are about 30 active volcanos in Europe, 12 in Italy alone, the 3 on Sciliy being among the most active in the world.

I spent a lot of time in Pompeii, could not believe how big the site is, although most of it is ruins, not surprising as they have been taking the brick and marble away since almost immediatly after the eruption, most of the fresco's and mosaics are in Naples museum.

I also visited Herculanium, which is superb, it was completly buried during the eruption and as the landscape changed so much it was lost until the end of 18th century. It has 2 storey buildings still standing , still with the roof on, lots of preserved wood etc, at the moment its a lot smaller than pompeii but only because modern day Ercolano is built on top of most of it.

Wandering about you get the feeling you could almost move in

here are a couple of shots from Herculanium

this first one is inside a bakery
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 5:24 AM   #5
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this is remains of an indoor garden fresco
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Old Sep 12, 2006, 5:41 AM   #6
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Ah, you're quite right.. How can I ever forget about the famous Etna and Stromboli for example :!: Must be a case of suddenloss of memory:G

I hope you couldalso visit the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii with gorgeous frescoes.Anyway, looks like you've fulfilledthe fieldwork of an art historian and most probably returned home with many more images than we've seen here
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