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Angel fresco from Pompeii, Italy by Elana Bailey

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This angel fresco was found in Pompeii, Italy, despite everything that town had gone through. This was taken using a Pentax ESPIO 150SL 35mm film camera and Kodak colour film. This shot was featured in the ‘South Australian Artists’ Group.

Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei.

It, along with Herculaneum (its sister city), was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on 24 August 79 AD.

The volcano collapsed higher roof-lines and buried Pompeii under many meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1748. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Elana Bailey is a multi award winning South Australian Photographer. She has a Diploma in Commercial Photography and her passion is for travel, street, architectural, real estate, landscape, portrait and wedding photography.

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  • John Brotheridge
    John Brotheridgeabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous Art capture, amazing too, don’t think my digital efforts will last that long.

  • It is amazing how long this artwork has lasted and through such adversity. A bit like me. Cheers very much.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Elaine Harriott
    Elaine Harriottabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic, what a great peice of history!

  • Elaine, it is indeed. Cheers.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Tony Waite
    Tony Waiteabout 6 years ago

    How cool is that you old a peice of history amongst your collection WOW !!

  • Amazing it is. Many thanks indeed, Tony.

    – Elana Bailey

  • GlennAlderson
    GlennAldersonabout 6 years ago

    This is awsome, thanks for sharing. Its an amazing story how they dicoverd this place. Just shows that some peoples art can last for ever.

  • Glenn, it does indeed. Many thanks.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldabout 6 years ago

    Great !

  • Thanks so much Sylvia.

    – Elana Bailey

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Would love to go to Pompeii!

  • Silvia, it was an educational experience and I’d love to go there again. Many thanks.

    – Elana Bailey

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...over 3 years ago

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