Pompeii: Ruins from a previous life….

This post comes out of one of my most memorable moments of visiting the once lost ancient city of Pompeii.

I couldn’t wait to put this post up to show you guys simply because it is POMPEII. Yes yes I get this excited about Pompeii and you will see why. Pompeii is something I have had on the itinerary from the very beginning because it has always intrigued me.

According to history Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana.

Weather forecast was not the best that day and the whole sky was cloudy and gloomy. Unlucky? Not so much because it provided the most dramatic backdrop for our journey through the ancient ruins of a city.

From the moment you enter into the historical site, it totally transforms in to a different world. Ruin after ruin after ruin of rubbles, bricks and roofless structures leaves you amazed at how it is still standing and make you feel nostalgic. It has the vibe of a sacred place and I felt like I need to keep my voice low and show some respect. When you walk through the once upon houses, basilicas and theatres and  see plaster casts of people sleeping or sitting like they did moments before they were covered in steaming hot lava, it sends chills through your body. Absolute devastation.

I hope I did justice through the pictures, because it truly was an amazing experience. 

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39 thoughts on “Pompeii: Ruins from a previous life….

  1. Oh you have no idea how much I love seeing these pictures! Pompeii has always fascinated me. Your pictures bring so much more to light than I’ve seen before! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤ 😀

  2. I’m sure there has been a lot more excavation since i visited Pompeii in 1973 but it was such a fascinating place. Very compelling to walk streets that had been buried so long – to see the ruts from wheels in the cobbled streets, the jugs and vessles in set up in the streetside bars, their homes and people stopped dead in their tracks by the catastrophe. We did make it up and down inside the crater of Vesuvius during our visit. All very, very, fascinating.

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