In the year 79 AD, Italy& Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds.
Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Vatican this shows both the ceiling and the last judgment. The ceiling is a beautiful work of art with great detail. The last judgement even has more detail and it was done 29 years after the ceiling.
Matera is a town and a province in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera. The town lies athwart a small canyon, which has been eroded in the course of years by a small stream, the Gravina.
Trajan’s marble column goes back to 113 A. in Rome. This column was built to commemorate the Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars. I like the spiral going around the column splitting the images up.
The interior of the Pantheon, the oldest domed building. It was built by Hadrian from A.D Rome Italy (there are no chairs and tired tourists are not allowed to sit down to rest, if even only to stare up at that beautiful dome)