Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Pompeii

Pompeii is so huge that it took me more than four hours to explore just a part of the whole site. The map was confusing but all was well in the end. I strongly recommend a guided tour (sourced on your own) or at least an audio guide (available on site for rental), and finally, it's best to start at Point No. 1 in the Brief Guide to Pompeii issued at the various entrances. I will be sharing more pics on my Facebook Page (The Weekend Traveler) when I have better Wi-Fi connection back home. Come with me now!

THERMOPOLIUM. The thermopolia were some sort of public snack bars that served hot food and drinks. It was a norm back then to have lunch outside home. The sunk jars were where all the goodies were contained. There were about 89 of these snack bars in Pompeii.

This is one of the larger houses in Pompeii. I'm sorry I did such a poor job at noting down the names of the houses. There were many notable houses and all with interesting names such as "House of Caecilius Jucundus", "House of Amorini Dorati", "House of the Tragic Poet", "House of Apollo", and many more.

This one is sort of like a pedestrian crossing of the ancient days. To cross over to the other side without soiling your clothing or shoes, you walk across on these large flat stones.

Visit the official Pompeii website here (Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni archeologici di Pompei Ercolano Stabia) OR get your Wikipedia fix here.

Have you been to Pompeii? Do share your experience!


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