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Monday, August 27, 2012

Pompeii and then Maiori on the Amalfi Coast



Day 19 - Pompeii and then Maiori on the Amalfi Coast

Spoleto, Pompei, Maiori

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Today we drove south past Mount Vesuvius and visited the ancient ruins of Pompei. A local guide tools us through this city that was buried under volcanic ash in AD 79. Paintings, furniture mosaics, sculptures, graffiti and even loaves in ovens are wonderfully preserved. We found Pompeii to be absolutely fascinating!
From here it was only a short drive to the Reginna Palace hotel in Maiori, on the Amalfi Coast for the next three nights. The road along the Amalfi Coast was awesome, narrow and windy but the vistas were outstanding!

Outside Pompei.
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Medieval sewerage system.
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Walking into the old amphitheater.
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The amphitheater has been somewhat restored (note
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Our tour group.
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Our local guide pointing out the medieval graffiti
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Graffiti.
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These arches are the remains of the medieval kitch
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The main road through Pompei.
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In this photo you can see the wear in the stone fr
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Close up of the rut.
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This would have been some bodies house!
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Looking down the main thoroughfare and the remains
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Experts could even identify who lived here.
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Excavation has revealed original murals.
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Scaffolding needed to keep things in place.
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The sculptured appendage indicates a nearby brothe
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The appendage,
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Inside the brothel.
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One of the paintings inside the brothel.
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Another indicator of directions to the brothel.
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More dwelling places.
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A minor roadway.
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A water trough with spring water.
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With modern tap.
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More artwork revealed!
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The intricate mosaics revealed indicate a wealthy
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City walls.
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This square indent was used to lock in some sort o
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Pompei & Mt Vesuvius.
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Were these actually left standing? Unsure of this
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Mt Vesuvius!
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Cannot remember the significance of these stones.
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Petrified remains of another victim.
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Paintings uncovered!
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Jason amid the collection.
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Part of the collection of articles uncovered by ex
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Amazing what was preserved, even this person!
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And intricate statues.
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Jason "planking" in Pompei!
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Photo 1
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Remains of a palace.
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Some things are just beyond repair!
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Where old meets new!
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Leaving Pompei.
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Nearby modern....
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Heading for the Amalfi Coast.
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The roads are so narrow in some places that cars m
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Tight and narrow!
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The Village of Maiori.
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A closer look at the terraced gardens!
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And houses - glad our garden isn't this step, mind
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From the road looking down at another coastal vill
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An ideal place for a holiday.
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Looking back along the coast.
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Comune di Cetara.
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Sunset view from our hotel balcony!
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