Moody Vesuvius in Monochrome



My recent trip to Venice reminded me that I should see more of Italy, but until I can do that here is a reminder of a trip to Naples almost five years ago.  Though it was neither nor the cause nor the result, this trip came at a turning point in my life and the memories are all the stronger for that.  Not that glowering Vesuvius needs much help to make an impression.

Linked to Weekend in Black & White and Black & White Sunday.

17 thoughts on “Moody Vesuvius in Monochrome

  1. This brings back memories of my own visit to Pompeii. 🙂
    I like the contrast of sharp sunlight and shadows on the architectural remains in the foreground with the murky, glowering sky over Vesuvius. Nice shot.


  2. Deb, this is a fantastic capture. I am in awe of Vesuvius and have climbed it some years ago. None of my pictures of Pompeii has it in the background, so I appreciate yours even more. Thank you for this glorious entry!


    1. How fortuitous! But how did you manage to get photos without it in the background:) Have a great Sunday Paula

      On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:18 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



  3. Did you climb up there? Really spooky ! I loved our visit to Pompeii and especially to Herculaneum .I could see people living there.A most wonderful photo you have chosen here.


    1. Thank you! Before this visit in 2010, I had been to Pompeii on a school trip in the 1970s and climbed Vesuvius then.

      On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 9:58 PM, Travel with Intent wrote:



    1. Well worth a visit. Naples itself has a gritty beauty, the coast is incredibly beautiful and Pompeii is fascinating.

      On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM, Travel with Intent wrote:



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