Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pictures from Pompeii

I was in Rome last weekend for my winter break, and I took a day trip down to Pompeii.  I have a bunch of pictures to share.  Right now they have all been unceremoniously dumped here.  Further details will have to wait until tomorrow, because it's really late my time, and I ought to be in bed.  The picture on the left is me crossing the street.  The sidewalks are raised about a foot above the road.  At intersections, there are a series of stepping stones, which allow pedestrians to cross without touching the street, spaced in such a way that the wheels of a cart can still fit around the cross walk.

As a further note, links to pictures on my older posts are now almost assuredly all broken.  This is because I have finally enacted a much needed re-organization of my photo bucket.   I do intend to go back and fix the now broken links, but it will take a while because there is only one of me and there are so very many of them.  The good news is that this re-organization has allowed me to see just how much I haven't shared yet.  It turns out that I've been selfishly sitting on quite a lot of pretty pictures.  Expect to see lots of them in the coming weeks.