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Pompeii and Vesuvius

Spigot in Pompeii

Spigot in Pompeii

On a day trip to Pompeii from Rome, I stumbled across this spigot. In comparison to the rest of the treasures that this buried city has to offer, the spigot was a tiny thing. But somehow, it struck a chord within me. Whoever had built this had taken the trouble to decorate it with a little figurine of a man, to beautify such a common object. Only a cultured city that cared about having beauty in every day life would do that.

What a great city this must have been, and what a pity that it was buried with barely any notice. The perpetrator can just be seen in the background, its snow-capped peaks looking so serene. But who knows when Vesuvius will blow again?

This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall.

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7 comments on “Pompeii and Vesuvius

  1. Debbie
    March 14, 2015

    “only a cultured city that cared about beauty in every day life” – yes, what a great comment to a great photo. you have captured something very tiny, but very important. in ancient cultured cities and spaces, beauty can be found anywhere and everywhere. thank you for this photo and caption.

    • Penne Cole
      March 14, 2015

      Thanks Debbie 🙂 Yes, it’s a tiny detail, but it’s the details that count, isn’t it?

  2. The Rider
    March 14, 2015

    Great post! I love your take on the theme, and would love to visit Vesuvius one day. Thanks!

    • Penne Cole
      March 14, 2015

      Thank you 🙂 I hope you get to visit it too. It’s a hauntingly beautiful place.

  3. seeker
    March 14, 2015

    Pompeii such great history here. And I am glad that this part of the wall is intact.

    • Penne Cole
      March 14, 2015

      Yes, it’s amazing how much of the city is still intact.

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