not quite what I expected...
Pompeii Travel Blog› entry 21 of 42 › view all entries
November 8th, 2007 – by: erinontour
We were going to go up Vesuvius as well as visiting the ruins, as Paulina (Aussie girl I spent the day with) had her heart set on it, but once we got in to Pompei & opened the map, we realised that it was much larger than we'd expected & we ended up spending the entire day within the ruins.
It was quite different to what I expected, almost a let-down really, just because the hype you hear is all about how the entire city was amazingly preserved, including people doing exactly what they were doing when the volcano erupted etc.
The way they discovered & made the casts of the bodies was quite fascinating though, and the extent of the buildings uncovered is impressive. And I'm sure from an archaeological perspective it's amazing & fascinating. It's just funny these pictures we develop in our heads when we've heard about something our whole lives, and how different the reality can be.
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