The Amalfi Coast: Days 2 and 3

10:00 AM

I have combined days 2 and 3 together for two reasons:
1. I didn't take nearly enough pictures these two days.
2. I hate this whole posting in parts thing.
On day 2 of my trip, we went to Positano.  From above, it was absolutely gorgeous.  Then I got closer and I didn't love it.  In fact, I could have done without this day.  It's probably my fault for not bringing a towel for the black sand beach (which was actually just a rocky beach that really hurt your feet) and for not going on a boat tour that included cliff jumping and cave swimming.  I can't swim and people got stung by jellies.  So in the end, it was the best decision for me.  I basically just walked around and looked in the shops, or sat around on hot stone benches that actually bruised my ass.
Here are the few pictures I actually took.  Big picture: the view of the boats at sea when walking up to our bus.  Top left: the view of the city from the "beach".  Top right: Somebody please tell me what the hell this is.  I'm assuming it's a church.  Bottom left: The view walking up.  That dome is there again.  Bottom right: part of the walkway when shopping!
Day three was an amazing day, but I was too tired and fascinated to take pictures!  We went to Pompeii.  It was amazing, and I was so surprised when I saw it!  First of all, this place is HUGE!  Second of all, these people were advanced.  I can't imagine building something so ornate and so detailed with no tools.  I guess they couldn't either and that's why they had slaves...  Anyways, here are some of the pictures from that trip!

 Top (left to right): casts of bodies found in Pompeii along with other artifacts.  Middle: the building where all of these artifacts were stored.  Bottom (left to right): artifacts including a headless statue, artifacts including a sculpture of a town crier, and another body cast.
 Left to right: the old court system, old columns, the temple of Jupiter, some friends and I in front of said temple.  I'm the ugly one in the green.
 Parts of a house in Pompeii.  Big picture: frescoes in the bedroom area.  Top left: courtyard with an area for a sculpture of a recently passed loved one.  Top right: the foyer of the house.  Bottom left: the kitchen.  Bottom right: The original "Beware of Dog" sign.
 The ancient people of Pompeii had many professions.  Such as prostitution, baking, and serving wine.  You can tell that the first picture is of a brothel because of the penis at the top.  Yep, I said it.  It's up there.  You should have seen the pictures in some of the other love shacks.  I can't post them, they make me blush.
A cast of one of the many people that died in Pompeii.  Casts were made, and some bones were preserved and included in these casts.
So concludes my quick, not very helpful tour of Pompeii.  I wish I was more help, but I was so tired by the time that I got there that I crashed and burned as soon as I got on the bus to go home which meant that I forgot everything...  Sorry.

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  1. I love your pictures! I've always wanted to go to Pompeii and your pictures make me want to go even more. It looks like such an interesting place.