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Pompei wasn't built in a day…

Monday, July 28, 2014
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… however, it was completely buried under 20 meters of ash in lesson than 24 hours.  

Seriously, ya'll, Pompeii is probably one of the coolest places I've ever been in my whole entire life.  And I pride myself on having been to quite a few cool places during my time on earth. Since my mum and step-dad did about 95% of the planning for this trip, I really didn't look into what we would be seeing, but just planned on showing up in the appointed place in the appointed time, which actually made my Pompeii experience that much better. 

I'll be honest: I had a very vague idea of what Pompeii was before I arrived there.  I knew that it had been buried in volcanic ash and that there were body casts, but I had no clue how huge the city was or how inventive the Romans living there were.  Seriously, they thought of everything!  And Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., so all of this stuff had been established long before then.  The Romans had streets with stepping stones to avoid wet feet in the rain, plumbing (some of which still exists), huge homes with water collection systems, and some pretty incredible architecture and city planning skillz! 

It's amazing to see how many ideas the Romans at Pompeii had 2000 years ago that we are still using today! 

If you want to learn some more about Pompeii, hop over to Netflix!  Discovery Channel has a pretty good documentary and so does the BBC.  They just give you a tiny glimpse into what city life in Pompeii was like before and during the eruption, but after having been to many of the places in the documentaries, I feel pretty darn connected to this city.  It's amazing once you wrap your head around all of the events that took place here! 












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23 comments on "Pompei wasn't built in a day… "
  1. Wow.. what an experience! I love history like this... You look super cute in those shorts! Hope
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. It was really cool to watch the documentaries when we got home. So many of the spots in the documentaries were places we had stood! So cool to step back in history like that!

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  2. The photos are so amazing, you look great!

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  3. So jealous of your getaways! Definitely on my bucket list. Sounds like a great trip! :)

    Emily || faitboum.com

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    1. Seriously, go there if you can! It was amazing!

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  4. Totally cool! The photos are awesome as always and you look fantastic. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Aren't they fun? Another great find from Deb!

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  6. Love the oufit, it's perfect for a day out in a place like Pompei. It so amazing wot the Romans could have done in the past and still the ideas are passed down 2 us and still being used now. The photos are wonderful and the place looks super amazing. Hope u'll have a great day xx

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    Lenny

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    1. Thanks, Lenny! I thought it would be a good outfit for a day of exploring!

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  7. Great style dear! Love your cosy look and the location ist gorgeous!

    Kleidermädchen

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  8. Sounds like such an incredible place to see! Love the photots

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    1. It was amazing! Definitely visit if you can! Thank you!

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  9. It looks so nice there! I would love to visit:)
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend a visit.

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  10. Cute but comfortable outfit. Very nice.
    You didn't mention that the Italian Government is allowing Pompei to crumble piece by piece, while they try to set up a decent restoration project. So sad!

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    1. You are correct, I didn't mention that. There was a ton of scaffolding and some restoration crews while we were there, but I didn't photograph them! Our tour guide is friends with a number of restorers and told us all about how there is more of the city that needs to be uncovered, but no funding for the project!

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  11. Beautiful photos! What a day!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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