Mt. Vesuvius + Pompeii.

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Inside the bath house which was the public spa.
The 2,000 year old stone streets are still intact!
A cast made from the bones of an actual person left in the position they died in.

That's Vesuvius in the background! 
The view from uptop of Volcano when we climbed it.
It was really hard to get good pictures of the volcano because it's just massive, but here you can see the gases coming up from the inside!
At the top of Vesuvius!
A ring I bought that has lava ash as the stone!

I've always been really interested and intrigued by the tragedy that happened in 79 AD in Pompeii. I watched a documentary on it then this summer which only made me more excited to see everything in person and study it! I absolutely loved climbing the volcano and touring the town, like I thought I would. It was an awesome experience to walk these 2,000 year old streets but also very sobering to see the casts of the bodies of residents who once lived here. Very grateful I had the chance to see this great city in person-- one of my favorite parts of this whole trip so far and something I always hope to cherish the memory of! x

Off to Paris for five days-- I won't be taking my laptop with me, so if you'd like to keep up with my adventures there you can follow me on instagram with @passingwhimsies :)

With much love, Lauren,
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Sky Fought said...

Did you sing the Bastille song??? haha, kidding.
Miss you lots, have loads of fun in Paris for me!
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Justine Prabucki said...

Ah this is awesome to see. I love to travel and Pompeii has always been a dream place of mine to visit. The history is just incredible. Im glad to see through this pictures that its just as amazing as I imagined. Plus Id love to see a volcano that up close and personal. Also that ring sounds amazing and like the perfect little token to remember your trip.
Justine
http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

Hannah Barta said...

Those gases look scary! I think being up on the volcano would give me the heebie-jeebies.

I love your white dress on the top of Vesuvius by the way :)

Have a marvelous time in Paris! I can't wait to hear about it.

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Kimi, twenty-something simple said...

Oh goodness, how awesome that you went to the top of Vesuvius!! That is definitely on my to-do list next time I go to Italy.

xo Kimi

Alesha // Old-Fashioned Whimsy said...

There are so many places I long to see in person someday, but Pompeii is very near the top of the list! So much history preserved from such a tragic event. And it looks to be just as beautiful as I've imagined.

xoxo, Alesha
www.oldfashionedwhimsy.blogspot.com

Carina Maree said...

Lauren, all your pictures and stories are gorgeous! I have really enjoyed living vicariously through them, and they have reminded me so much of my own trip to Italy 4 years ago. After reading this post I had a read of my travel diary from the trip...Oh the memories! Italy really is so beautiful. I cannot wait to read more of your posts

xx Carina

Lynshock said...
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Lynshock said...

Wow did you ever watch the movie POMPEII?? I love your pictures and it reminds me again of that tragic movie!!! I can't wait to see your photos in Paris...

Btw I always read you blog and I just follow you on instagram. Im @lynshock.

http://lynshock.blogspot.com/

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