The museums are back open here in San Francisco and I have been going to a bunch, so sorry in advance if you see a lot of art exhibits in the next couple of weeks. I am so happy that I am a member of the museums around here as everything these days is about reservations and members get first crack.
I was so happy to see that Legion of Honor is back open. I have a dual membership to the deYoung and Legion of Honor. Anyway.
I went to an exhibit at the Legion of Honor about Pompeii and the exhibit focuses on how the people of Pompeii lived with the artifacts that survived :
|A statue of Bacchus with a panther|
|One of the cool things is some Fresco's survived like this one|
|A Fresco and shrine from a house|
|A chamber pot|
There are some serious reminders about how much loss of life and damage that Mt. Vesuvius did:
|A loaf of carmelized bread|
|A carmelized body|
It was so amazing to see these items that survived almost 2,000 years. It was so very cool.
A fascinating slice of history. The world has learnt so much about everyday Roman life by what happened in Pompeii.ReplyDelete
That basin is a beautiful example. I have visited Pompeii. It was a fascinating experience.ReplyDelete
Good post I enjoyed that and the photos good piece of history too enjoy your other tours :-)ReplyDelete
Have a pompeiitastic week 👍
I love museums! I'm so glad you're a member of a few. I'll be looking forward to all the photos. I visited Pompeii when I was 19. I was with some friends. We weren't on a guided tour and it was close to closing time, so I explored as quickly as I could and took photos in dim light (before digital cameras). Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!ReplyDelete
I just read a fiction book about Pompei so great timing for this post!ReplyDelete
Looks like you found some fascinating items on your visit - very nice display of these artifacts. Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/05/ebony-ivory.htmlReplyDelete
I am fascinated by Pompeii. We went there a few years ago on a cruise and spent the day there with a private guide. I don't like to put links in comments, but my recent Wordless Wednesday posts were photos I took there if you are interested.ReplyDelete
I would love to see this exhibit. So long ago.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day, Patrick. ☺
Must have been nice to visit the exhibition but you really need to see the place to appreciate it. Check out my blog what I went there https://spuduka.blogspot.com/2017/12/visit-to-pompeii.htmlReplyDelete
Thing is they are still uncovering the place and finding thnings
It's quite incredible that these things are around for us to see. I'm glad you shared your experience with us :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for being part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!
Museums and art galleries are the only way we can travel at the moment. It's becoming more and more revitalising to see these things...ReplyDelete
Wow, this is a really fascinating exhibit, Patrick! I am so glad that the museums are open again and I look forward to your posts about them!ReplyDelete