Photographer's Note

These are some of the most famous ruins in the world, Pompeii. This was taken near the Temple of Jupiter, in what was the centre of the city. In this shot you can see that some of the impressive columns were not actually made out of marble, but were in fact brick, with a facing of stone or plaster painted to look like stone. Pompeii is a fascinating site, because it is a pure Roman era city, with no other more modern buildings or adaptations. It's a huge site too, taking at least 30-45 minutes to walk from one side to the other without stopping. The best artifacts from the site are in a museum in Naples, but it's even better to walk the streets and imagine what it was like to live there almost 2,000 years ago.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
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