A narrow hallway with a bench, Pompei
From Doors and Windows
Doorways in a house in Pompei
One of the tiny cafes along the cobbled street shows an example of building with many kinds of brick and stone.
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From Honfleur, France
Close up of mortar and beam construction in Honfleur, France.
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Another example of the beams and mortar construction. Note the moss on the roof.
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The narrow side streets are very dark. They are lined with reconstructions of the old style shops from the 13th century.
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Mortar and beam construction viewed up-close.
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A tiny cafe on a cobbled street in Honfleur, France. Note how it was constructed with many kinds of brick and stone.
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From Voltera - the Alabaster Factory
A cafe in the medieval town of Voltera. Notice the garlic over the door. I believe this is to ward off evil.
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From Italy - Naples, Amalfi, Pompeii
An alabaster horse
Some alabaster carvings in the factory
Some of the statuary at the alabaster factory near Volterra, Italy.
Another view of the amphitheatre
An ancient amphitheatre in the town of Voltera, Italy.
The view from the fortress wall of Volterra
The fortress walls of the town of Voltera, Italy.
More flags decorate the narrow streets. Many of the doorways are arched.
The many flags and banners add to the medieval atmoshpere.
A cafe on the narrow street in Voltera
Voltera - Not an illusion, this wall has a very definite slant. This is a narrow alley in Voltera.
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A large painting on the wall of the baths shows many kinds of animals and even shows a knowledge of perspective.
In the center of the baths
This is a well preserved artwork in the Forum baths.
This is a wide street for this town. There is a sidewalk on each side.
This is a kitchen in a restaurant with the room for dining in the rear.
This is a kitchen in a restaurant.
The narrow streets are paved with stone.
A well in the center of the town.
A narrow hallway with a bench
An example of the art on the walls
Beautiful artwork covered the walls of some of these buildings.
About 2,000 Pompeians perished in the eruption in 79 A.D. These petrified bodies show one person apparently asleep and another in agony.
The paint on these walls has been preserved.
This is a wide street and has the stones in the middle for walking across when the street is flooded
A small niche
The first inhabitants of Pompeii built with stones. Later the Romans renovated and restored using bricks.
The walls are made with pumice stone.
A narrow street
Ruins of stone, brick and terra cotta
A cistern in the middle of a house.
The narrow streets are paved in hard stone.
Doorways in a house.
A narrow staircase.
The floors of the houses have beautiful mosaics. There are cisterns in the center of the houses to catch and hold the rain.