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The Vatican from the River

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Taken along the River Tiber in Rome, Italy.  You can see St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican in the background.  I personally loved the reflections of the bridge in the river.  That's why I took this shot.  Once I got back  home, I realized a lot of people love this angle.  I had no idea!

Rome is such a wonderful, walkable city with many tourist sights to see.  The real pleasure for me in Rome is just walking and almost getting lost.  There is art and beauty on almost every street corner!

Until next time...

Wyman

Pompeii Street

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This is a common street in Pompeii, Italy.  in the background is Mt Vesuvius (volcano) which is the whole reason Pompeii is well known now.  Today, the area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It is really amazing to stroll through the old ruins.  Seeing the layout of the streets and buildings gives you a feel for the city that existed so long ago.  It also makes you wonder what the place you live now will be like hundreds of years ago.  The place gives you a great sense of just out temporary we are and life is.

The city of Pompeii was once filled with business men, families, and tourists much like any modern city today.  They people of Pompeii probably had the same sense of urgency and desire for growth and prosperity.  Then one day, Mt Vesuvius erupted and it was over very quickly.  Just like that, all the life was gone.

The moral of the story is to enjoy the time you have on this earth!

Until next time...

Wyman