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Some of my favorite few memories from high school are of Latin class and while I wish I could remember more of what I learned in terms of the language, the history has always been fascinating.   310 more words



A Summary of my Family’s trip to Naples, Italy in 2010. Photos, stories, and bucket list successes 1,792 more words


Pompeii - Noodle For Your Noggin

As I walked down the streets of Pompeii, I was enlightened of its enthralling history. In 79AD, this ancient Roman town-city, along with many villas surrounding the area, suffered the deadly eruption of Mount Vesuvius. 66 more words

5 Day B&W Challenge #3 ~ A Road in Pompeii

For day three of the ‘5 Day B&W Challenge’, we move on to the ill-fated city of Pompeii. On 24th August 79 AD, some 20,000 people lost their lives when Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the city and it’s residents under twenty-seven feet of volcanic ash. 183 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

This week’s photo challenge asks us to play with scale to highlight size. In this photo taken in Sorrento, Italy, the contrast between the huge cruise liner and the two small boats around it caught my eye immediately. 21 more words


On top of Mount Vesuvius

Shortly after wrapping up our visit at the ruins of Pompeii, we hopped in a military-style vehicle for an incredibly bumpy ride up the side of Mount Vesuvius.  351 more words