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Wet Blanket

As if Ferguson might prove too much a shock of an ice bucket, it seems, Lauren Duca points out, a curious coincidence mainstream culture suddenly… 188 more words

In the Shadow of Vesuvius

Vorrei vendere Pomepi (I’d like to see Pompeii)

“And the walls kept tumbling down/In the city that we love/Great clouds roll over the hills/Bringing darkness from above,” … 586 more words

Italy 2014


This beautiful marble sculpture from the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum is entitled Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii, by Randolph Rogers… 127 more words


Location: Amalfi Coast, Italy

We made port in Salerno, Italy early this morning. Salerno is at the southern end of the famous Amalfi Coast. And it’s only a 45 min drive north to get to the much larger city of Naples. 623 more words


Come Back To Sorrento!

We spent half a day at Pompeii before heading towards Sorrento which is about half an hour’s drive away. Travelling the coastal road along the Sorrentine Peninsula, we caught glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea as the undulating terrain revealed sheer cliffs, deep gorges, hidden bays, lovely stretches of sandy beaches and little towns sitting on the hilltops. 692 more words

Travel Photography

Climbing Mount Vesuvius

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but no picture or number of words can accurately describe the experience of climbing an active volcano. 485 more words


What It's Like On Top Of The World

Have you ever felt like you were on top of the world?

I did this weekend.

I climbed Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano next to Naples and it was one of the most exhilarating and terrifying adventures of my life. 820 more words