Monday, 16 May 2011

Day up a Volcano.


One of the things we did while in Italy was visit Mount Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for the destruction of Pompeii in 79AD. It's strangely beautiful, and is the only active volcano on the European mainland.


Denim Jacket - George @ Asda
Stripey Vest Top - Vintage
Khaki Chinos & Belt - Dorothy Perkins
Floral Scarf - Sorrento
Sandals - Shoe Zone
Retro Sunglasses - Asos

On the way home, we decided to visit Herculaneum - which is another Roman settlement  buried in the same eruption that hit Pompeii. The excavation site is much much smaller than Pompeii's, though as Herculaneum was hit by boiling mud rather than hot ash and gas, it was actually much more preserved. In places the original wooden beams and furniture can still be seen, as the wood was encased in mud and prevented from decaying! I found the artwork and mosaics the most impressive and it was quite mind boggling to know they were created over 2000 years ago - well before the time of Jesus!


The crazy exam season has started at work - so I'm not entirely sure how much time I'm going to have! I'm dying to do some more outfit posts but the weather has been pretty rubbish this week - hence me wishing I was back in the Sorrento sun!! :-)
How were your weekends?

Little Rachael xxx

11 comments:

  1. wonderful photos and great outfit!! love your trousers and scarf <3

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  2. Gorgeous photos!! You were so high up!
    And I love your scarf :)

    www.themoptop.com

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  3. I visited Pompei some years ago: it's so incredible! I'd like to visit Herculaneum too!

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  4. that place looks amazing! I really want to visit it!

    and great pants!

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  5. my best friend just got back from italy. so jealous. of you both.

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  6. Oh wow! This is definitely a place I'd love to go looks gorgeous scenery wise + the history = fascinating. Also you look very chic! Volcano chic is obviously a trend we all need to step up on ;)

    Following you now :) ta for the comment on my blog

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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