Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Oct 24 – Sorrento
Nevertheless, the trip to Pompeii was excellent, as we saw a few bits we hadn't discovered on previous trips. Pictured, is one of the most memorable sights - a plaster cast of one of the victims of the famous eruption of AD79. The poor man must have curled up into a ball and tried to cover his face to protect himself from the choking ashes that killed him, and 2,000 other victims.
As we walked the incredibly preserved streets of Pompeii, we passed houses covered in 2,000 year-old graffiti, and looked around ancient brothels decorated with some graphic frescoes, intended to inspire the clientele.