Pompeii, Italy

This marks the first day of our two week, bucket-list fulfilling, unbelievably picturesque, once in a lifetime-type honeymoon.  It was definitely one for the books.  An easy world to capture in time through a few simple clicks. Everything was so picture perfect.

 Our first stop was in Naples, Italy.  However, we didn't stay very long...  

Our first stop was in Naples, Italy.  However, we didn't stay very long... 

   Just long enough to try some pizza (hello! the birthplace of pizza!)

 Just long enough to try some pizza (hello! the birthplace of pizza!)

 and some classic due caffè espresso .

and some classic due caffè espresso.

 From Naples, we took the Circumvesuviana (watch your pockets!) to Pompeii.  Luckily, they had a place for us to store our luggage while we toured the city.  

From Naples, we took the Circumvesuviana (watch your pockets!) to Pompeii.  Luckily, they had a place for us to store our luggage while we toured the city.  

 Pompeii is an  ancient Roman town that was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.  From what they say, the city was preserved for hundreds of years beneath the ash due to lack of air and moisture. 

Pompeii is an ancient Roman town that was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.  From what they say, the city was preserved for hundreds of years beneath the ash due to lack of air and moisture. 

 Mitoraj sculpture

Mitoraj sculpture

  Mitoraj sculpture

Mitoraj sculpture

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  Mitoraj sculpture

Mitoraj sculpture

 Excavated ruins

Excavated ruins

  Mitoraj sculptures

Mitoraj sculptures

 Bath House

Bath House

 Take good walking shoes and watch your step.  The streets are made of cobblestone and uneven the majority of the way.

Take good walking shoes and watch your step.  The streets are made of cobblestone and uneven the majority of the way.

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pompeii
 Massive Amphitheater

Massive Amphitheater

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As you walk through Pompeii, you will find yourself wondering how ancestors from a very distant past could create a city so advanced for its time.   Their bodies linger as a chilling reminder of the skillful hands that created the ancient walls still standing today.  Would anything from our time period survive a thousand years?  Let alone a volcanic eruption?  Questions to ponder as we make our way through Italy and Greece.  Next stop...the Amalfi Coast!