Posts about campania

Like this, but not here

Jo and I are off to Salina and Sicily on Thursday. I might be able to send photos from my phone but if it keeps playing silly buggers, you’ll have to wait until we get back. :-) This shot is from our trip last year to the Amalfi coast.

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Permanent Tourist Calendar 2009 – August

I thought you might like to see my 2009 photographic calendar. The calendar, which I am publishing through the Lulu website, costs €28 plus postage and is printed at 34.29 cm x 48.25 cm, with coil binding, white interior paper (100gsm weight) and full-colour interior ink. It contains photos I’ve taken over the past couple […]

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Vesuvius and Pompeii, Italy

Walking the streets of the ancient ruined city, it was very easy to imagine the streets alive with people watching the hitherto unknown volcanic explosions happening just a few miles away. The volcano which buried the city is visible from most points in the city, a constant reminder of what happened here so long ago.

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Life amongst death

A visit to the ruined city of Pompeii is primarily about history, destruction and death. But there is a great deal of life there too; not just the tourists in abundance, but also a wide range of gardens and plants which have flourished amongst the dusty courtyards and cobbled streets. Beautiful hedges, flowers and trees […]

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Victim, Pompeii, Italy

A plaster cast method of “preserving” the bodies was invented by Fiorelli, the director of the excavations, back in 1863. It was applied to bodies buried in the last phase of the eruption by the shower of ash and eventually hardened around their shape. After the natural decomposition of their bodies an empty space was […]

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Dog Shooting, Pompeii, Italy

One of those perfect moments, when time seems to slow down and the photograph almost takes itself. A photographer taking a picture – “shooting” – a sleeping stray dog through anti-dust netting in Pompeii.

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Carriage Tracks, Pompeii, Italy

Very strange to think that these deep grooves in the road were made by carts over two thousand years ago. One of the more compelling aspects of Pompeii, which really show that the place isn’t just a pile of old walls.

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Return to Positano, Italy

On arrival back at Positano in the evening, we were greeted by broken, puffy clouds and a rough sea breaking onto the beach.

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