Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #71 – Creepy

When the city of Pompeii was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, it took several thousand of its citizens who were unable to escape with it.  The ash that covered the city helped to preserve it, giving us a unique insight into Roman life at that time.  But it also preserved the outlines of the people and animals that died, allowing plaster casts to be made, replicating the positions of victims when they died.  While I appreciated the historical parts of the city tour, seeing some of the casts was a bit disturbing.


Several of these are my husband’s photos; he took even more pictures than I did that day!  Pompeii was a pretty fascinating place, if a bit unsettling.

You can find more creepy crawlies at the original Lens-Artist challenge.


10 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #71 – Creepy

  1. Leya November 11, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    Mei-Mei, these are indeed creepy – I saw them when I was young in the 70’s, and they have stayed in my mind. I could feel the chill in my very bones, and did so again with your pictures, thinking of the way they died.
    A very good choice from real life (and death.)

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  2. Tina Schell November 11, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    I’ve always wanted to see Pompeii but I imagine it’s also kind of creepy

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  3. Amy November 12, 2019 / 2:24 pm

    I felt the chill when I visited there. Great photos!

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