{Going Places} Pompeii

This past weekend, my entire study abroad program (all 27 of us) 
went to Naples, Pompeii, Paestum, Salerno and Castria.

Here's some pictures from Pompeii:

 Fun fact: the archeologist who discovered the bodies saw that there were large holes within
the ashes when they were digging up the city and before he decided to check out what
they were, he decided to fill the holes with plaster and figure out their shape
that way. Basically, he was a genius because those "holes" were the outlines of the
citizens of Pompeii and so now we have these outlines of the way their bodies were
 when they died. 
(Pretty morbid but also fascinating. )

We stayed at a hotel in Pompeii for the weekend and we had balconies off our rooms
so, of course, I saw that as the perfect place to sit down and relax from the busy
day of walking. Me and a few friends grabbed some white wine, our ipods and 
chatted away while the sun went down.

I'm a sucker for porches, what can I say?

I had been to Pompeii with my family once before but being back with an actual
archeologist and seeing some more of the images I see every day in my Roman Art and 
Archeology textbook is unreal. 

(I didn't snap any photos in Naples because, honestly, I was not a fan. We had some
amazing pizza (they invented the pizza ya know?) but other than that, I was
not impressed. Definitely won't be returning...)

Next up- Salerno!


Valerie said...

oh my god, you're on my dream holiday! I'll check back soon for your next post.

I actually went to Pompei when I was 16 and I was so impressed by the history. It's so crazy these people ended up in such weird positions! Fascinating!


Hena Tayeb said...

wow.. that must have been great.

Sara said...

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous! Sounds so incredible! And I can only imagine how crazy it was to see those "statues". Insane.