The Trick to Pompeii
The trick to Pompeii is not to get there early, but to get there late. Aim to arrive around 5.00 pm as the hoards are leaving. Get an audio guide and you will have two and a half hours to wander undisturbed in the cool of the evening. There are also moonlight tours of Pompeii now, though these are difficult because the guided ones don't end until 11.30 by which time it's probably too late to get back to Sorrento. On Monday we arrive at the site around 5.30. I have two objectives: 1. See the…
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romegreeceart: “ House of Livia - fresco 05 by Romanus_too on Flickr. * Dining room, Livia’s Prima Porta Villa * Palazzo Massimo, Rome * Creative commons licence BTW…Flickr albums of Romanus_too are...
Quince tree-House of Livia Mural
A quince tree in fruit. Detail of the garden mural from the triclinium in the House of Livia, Rome. The paintings date ca. 30-20 BC. The murals are now displayed in a dedicated room of the National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Massimo.
Angelica Privalihin was born in a small village called Uzlovaja in the Tula region of Russia. She attended the Special School for Gifted in Arts for children in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. She was taught to see the beauty of the world, and to depict it not realistically, but through her own feelings and vision.