There’s a story you can read here, about my first, and only, trip to Italy. I could have gone to Pompeii as a day trip from Rome, but since I was travelling south to Sorrento, it was much closer to go from there.
I remember passing by Pompeii on the train, and on my arrival in Sorrento, THIS HAPPENED. The next morning I was on the train, and passed by Pompeii again, never to return (so far).
Now, it’s the summer of 2015. The Royal Ontario Museum has another huge touring show coming in for six months. Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano. Two hundred artifacts that tell the story.
Here are a few:
This represents a small sample on display at the ROM, which is a far cry from what would be a fascinating trip to the ruins of the city.
I’ll leave you with this, also quite common in the city.