Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

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Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:37 am

Continuing on, the penultimate day of the cruise was a day in Naples with trips to Sorrento and Pompeii.

View of Sorrento on the way from Naples.

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Wood inlay work at a local store.

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby aster » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:34 pm

Hi, Sury, :)

Starting with #3; I don't know if the craftsmen have integrated laser cutting or CNC for the productions but the inlay details are mind boggling for the amount of precision. Very good pieces of work! :D
#2; I loved seeing some silver-tinted olive trees (I hope) and the human-constructed fortress erected on top of the natural cliff heights encircling the town from the seascape.
#3; Beautiful port and scenery as is common all around the coastal Italy!

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:41 pm

Thank you Yildiz for your comments. As for the #3, I am told all these items are hand made and it takes about 3 months to make one.
My understanding is that it is a specialty of the area. That is why no two pieces look alike.

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That is why you may not see a perfect symmetry. If you see the bottom edge of the white inlay, the flowers in the middle are
not symmetric.
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The street in front of the furniture store.
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Unread postby aster » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:04 pm

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Very intricate detailing indeed. They must be working exquisitely for such fine cuts to come out unbroken and intact. The bird is a master's work. :) Neat illustration.

Glad people still accommodate patience and are fine with taking things slowly and day by day. But it's Italy and that's still popular way of life. :D

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:50 pm

My pleasure Yildiz. Sorrento is a hill top town. You want beach, you either walk down or take an elevator (2E for round trip).

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Vesuvius from Sorrento

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby aster » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:15 pm

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Great places, Sury. :D And, majestic Vesuvius bears an unforgettable history to its lifetime, in the name of the destruction of Pompeii, which maybe you also saw a few sites of?

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:54 pm

Yildiz,
Yes. They are coming.... :)

Interesting town, Sorrento
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Unread postby aster » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:09 pm

Sorrento certainly has a different setting, the town being located on top of a flat terrain, bordered by a cliff which opens it to vistas all around. The whole town has a view in all directions. Not boring at all. :) Always a boat or a ship in view or anchoring…. over-crowded with concrete buildings though, for my taste.

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:10 am

Yildiz, my pleasure. I am reliving my trip. Now on to Pompeii as promised.

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Unread postby aster » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:03 am

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Hi, Sury; :)

I like the frescos that depict the kind of daily life or deities of sorts; very colourful and how interesting it must have been spending time in these rooms and maybe courtyards which probably had peafowl and other spectacular animal specimens as we witness from the fresco depictions. Worrying that they are not covered and are exposed to the elements.

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:50 am

I worry about those frescos exposed to elements too.

Grooves made by roman chariot wheels.

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby aster » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:35 am

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Hi, Sury; :)

Those chariot wheels' sure left enduring track marks!
Romans were such good builders in an innovative way and they left lasting roads, standing health spa baths and so many structures were excellently built by the engineers of that era. :) I always admired how smart they were in approaching human health and hygiene as well as military skills and equipment. Most structures of our modern times still emulate the Roman structures in so many ways.

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:28 pm

Yildiz,
So very true. Here are the images from the brothel. They seem to be more embracing the promiscuity
than today in some countries.

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby aster » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:44 am

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You're right, Sury.

I remember reading how archeologists were both very surprised and faced personal moral and occupational challenges when they had to document and publish their findings which they dug from under 25 mt. deep ash layer. Brutal times for slaves of Roman ages but not very different from modern times, as we hear/read of human trafficking and slavery of today as more and more desperate immigrants are threatened pretty much alike.
We learn from human history, hopefully for the better.

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Re: Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

Unread postby sury » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:21 pm

Yildiz,
So very true. To be honest, slavery was an underpinning of their expansion of the empire.
But at least the archeologists did not white wash the truth in order to show the times in the
positive light only albeit a biased view.

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