Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hot lava

Pompeii is not just a historic ruin, it is an entire mind blowing historic ruin city.  It is massive by any globe trekkers measure. We lucked out by visiting it in mid-winter when there were only a handful of the 3M visitors per year that visit the site, and strangely on the same day that Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli were visiting.  All of the construction is in amazingly good condition for being two millennia old.  Walking the streets of Pompeii and peering inside the shops at the serving counters, indoor pools, beds in the brothels, rooms with well preserved frescos really gives you the ability to put yourself back in the time when the city was alive.  The sense of immersion really makes a visit to this site an impressive experience.

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