One year has elapsed since the inception of this blog. My decision to take my photography hobby public has been one of the biggest motivating factors that keeps me going. I appreciate wholeheartedly all commentary on my work over this past year, and I look forward to meeting new people and hearing new voices.
With that being said, I have not forgotten my promise to show you the photos of my travels in Italia in 2012. One of my favorite excursions of the trip was Pompeii; with the amazingly well-preserved ancient city. Here we will begin to examine the many frescos painted on walls around the city, both on interior and exterior surfaces.
This first photograph is of a particularly sharp interior carving along the edge of an arched ceiling. The vividly contrasting rich red and gold colors of the wall suggest royalty or wealth; perhaps even a government building.
Much of the art at Pompeii has been deemed too explicit throughout history; and most of it has been removed and stored at the University of Naples. While I did not have the opportunity to visit the university, I did find that plenty of sexual-themed art remains at the ancient city site. Next time, we go inside the brothels of Pompeii!