Debbie’s theme for this Sunday is ‘Shadowy’. It’s almost eleven years since we visited Pompeii and walked down this shadowy, cobbled street, which until around noon on August 24th, 79 AD would have been bustling with Roman chariots and people hurrying to and fro about their business. On that fateful day, Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, burying the city under a sixty foot blanket of hot ash and pumice. It stayed like that until it was discovered and excavated in the eighteenth century.
A photo can bring back so many memories and I feel very fortunate to have been able to visit this historic site. If you would like to add a ‘shadowy’ photo of your own, just click the link.
“Shadowy”. That made me think more of a character… Only photos that come to mind are of politicians. Skip that.
All well I hope?
Thanks, Brian. Yes, many politicians are very shady characters indeed.
You did a great job of capturing a shadowy moment in time, Sylvia, both in words and the photo. Very thought-provoking.
Thanks so much, Jet.
I really enjoyed how the photo came
To life a bit more with your description and I could imagine
Thanks, Yvette. Yes, it must have been quite a bumpy ride. 🙂
Our day in Pompeii is such a vivid memory. It was somewhere I had wanted to go since childhood. Thanks for this memory flashback.
Thanks, Sue. It’s great to be able to visit places which have been on our Bucket List for ever.
ik was er heel lang geleden ook.. Hoe zo’n uitbarsting een hele stad begraven heeft. Verschrikkelijk. Hopelijk gebeurt het nooit meer?
Thanks, Marylou. I hope so too.
Pompeii is on our wish list too…one day.
It’s really a ‘must see’, Carol.
This is on my list to visit….. hopefully one day.
Thanks, Ute. Hope you do. 😘
A great shot! I completely agreed with you about pictures. They are very effective in bringing back memories when you captured them.
Thanks so much, YC. I hope all is good with you.
It’s amazing how even thousands of years later this single event can still
‘erupt’ in the minds and hearts of people throughout the world.
The perfect photo for this to happen! Great post Sylvia!
Thanks so much, Eddie. We are able to empathize with people long after the event.
A difficult shot to light. Well done
How lovely that you got to visit.
And, that you shared it with us.
Have a great day.
It was part of a stunning two week tour of Italy.
Since I first read about Pompeii as a little boy I’ve been fascinated by the power of volcanoes. Would love to visit one day.
Hope you get there one day, Dries. There’s not much wildlife to photograph though. 😅
I imagine visiting Chernobyl as a place where nature’s resilience in the face of disaster is evident, rather than poor Pompeii.
It’s amazing how the animals and birds have managed to thrive where humans cannot.
I was there many, many years ago in the mid-seventies and although I don’t remember nearly everything, I remember being so impressed by it and this photo does bring back memories.
Thanks, Janet. I’m sure it has stayed in your memory bank.
“A photo can bring back so many memories”
That is SO very true… that must have been quite the amazing experience.
Makes me wonder what shadows we’ll be leaving behind. 🤔
Thanks, Gunta. Well, hopefully we won’t be the victims of such a catastrophic event.
That is a wonderful shadowy image, Sylvia. Beautiful shot!
Thanks so much, dear Marina. 😘
A brilliant capture, Sylva that reminds me of the history that is recorded in that place. This photo epitomizes the word “shadowy.” Sending hugs from my side of the world.
Thanks so much. Rebecca. Hugs coming back to you.
That is an interesting photo, Sylvia. Walking on history! Yes, life as one knows it can be stopped in an instant by a volcano, or other event.
Thanks, Lavinia. Yes, life is fragile and uncertain. We must live every day as though it were our last.
I remember very well my visit many years ago. Such a fascinating but tragic place. Cheers.
Thanks, Lynette. An unforgettable visit indeed.
Lovely shot Sylvia! It’s over three decades since our visit but I remember it vividly.
Thanks, Madhu. It’s a place one will never forget.