After the Colosseum…
…it was the scene…
…of Roman entertainment…
During the fifth century A.D…
…several earthquakes damaged the structure of the Colosseum.
Changing entertainment tastes and
general neglect accounted for
the demise of the Colosseum.
At the beginning of the 20th century,
nearly two-thirds of the original Colosseum
had been destroyed.
Our visit to Pompeii
The lighter coloured stone is not original.
Washbasins at Pompeii.
Stepping stones for crossing flooded streets.
Plaster cast body.
A person trying to protect
nose and mouth from dust.
Some of the many everyday objects
gathered at Pompeii over the years.
We were told this was Pompeii’s
version of Mcdonald’s.
The brothel menu…
And if you were unsure if there was a
brothel nearby there were signs
embedded in the street and on walls.
Can you see this one?
At least that is what our guide told us 😉
We just made it back to some semblance
of shelter when those clouds emptied out.
Again, not from our garden.
Mandarines are a Safeway special.