A view of some of the ruins of the city of Pompeii in Italy.
So much of Pompeii has gone now, yet so much of interest still remains. One can see shops, small houses, great villas, theatres, temples, a Forum a bath house and other ‘places of recreation’. As one stands in the ruins in the 21st century it is easy to imagine what a bustling, vibrant city this was in the 1st century AD, before the great volcano Vesuvius took a hand. There was another, not quite so pleasant side to ancient Roman cities though, that can be seen from the construction of the streets. The pavements on either side are built quite high above the road surface with frequent rows of stepping stones between them. This allowed pedestrians to cross the sewage laden streets but at the same time provided gaps for the wheels of carts and chariots.!
Canon Powershot A710 IS.