Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast


The beauty of a palm tree and other lush landscaping against the ruins of  Pompeii amazed me.

Mount Vesuvius, five miles from Pompeii, erupted in 79 A.D. to bury two thousand people living in town, wealthy vacationers residing in the villas, shopping in the markets and taverns, and slaves working in small factories.

Pompeii was rediscovered in 1748 and today the buildings, artifacts and skeletons left behind are open for tours.

When visiting Italy, I walked the grounds but did not go underground to view the remains. I felt I could see enough contrast from above.


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8 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

  1. Joyce says:

    That is a lovely contrast. I’ve always been fascinated by Pompeii. Imagine the terror of being enveloped by hot lava without any warning. Even after the modern day version of this eruption – an atomic attack – life eventually recovers and goes on – producing yet another layer of contrast!


  2. quarksire says:

    wow kewl 🙂


  3. Grandma Kc says:

    I really should try to get to the Pompeii exhibit while it is at the California Science Center but it would be nothing like being there as you were snapping pictures. Amazing and thank you for sharing! I’m only a little jealous!


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  6. There really is contrast in that scene. The palm adds so much life.


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