Italy, Pompei

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Brito e Silva on June 28, 2010

An ancient city of southern Italy southeast of Naples. Founded in the sixth or early fifth century b.c., it was a Roman colony by 80 b.c. and became a prosperous port and resort with many noted villas, temples, theaters, and baths. Pompeii was destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in a.d. 79. The incredibly well-preserved ruins were rediscovered in 1748 and have been extensively excavated. (

PS: the mountain you see in the left is the volcano Vesuvius

Edward Galagan on July 27, 2010

Very good and interesting shot!

I like it!

Regards, Edward Galagan

Mustafa K on August 30, 2010

very nice photo


Best wishes from Turkey, Mustafa

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 28, 2010
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    by Brito e Silva
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A700
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.30 EV
    • No flash