Nostalgia in Venice, Italy

While roaming about Venice, Italy, I found some relics from the bast that were particularly applicable to my own likes. One was the old Coca-Cola cooler:

DSC_3601It was part of a retail display and not actually in use. I’d wager it still worked. Then there was the sign for Kodak, from back in the days of film:

DSC_3540I went through many, many rolls of Kodak film. From Tri-X and Pan-X black and white to Ektachrome positive film in large format. Always good stuff.

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Small vehicles, Rome, Italy

Walking around Rome, Italy, I spotted a number of tiny vehicles. In a city of tiny, winding streets, it’s definitely easier to use one of these than a full-size machine. This fleets makes deliveries:

DSC_3099You can see their size relative to the people and car on the right. Then was this passenger vehicle:

DSC_3197Look at it compare to the bicycle on the right. Here’s a colorful variation:

kbdRKjRUSUSm4ovqZw%LNAThe roof is actually lower than the top of the windscreen on the scooters. And as you can see more clearly in the next photo, it’s a pop top.

ALOrWpfBTpSyoQwB2hrQLQI’m sure they get great mileage and are just enough to get you where you want to go and keep the weather off. Be careful.

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Pan over Ancient Rome

I took this little video from atop the Palantine Hill. On the left is the Roman Forum and ancient temples, panning all the way to the right where the Colosseum Stands. Take a look.

Just imagine, this was the very center of the known world about 2,000 years ago. Incredible.

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Pompeii, painted walls

While visiting Pompeii, you’ll find plenty of marvels, from the theater to the villas to the brothel, not to mention the technological wonders like the baths. What strikes the eye, however, are the interior decorations of the villas, specifically the painted walls.

DSC_3154One gets the sense of how the Roman people adorned their living spaces.

DSC_3186The scenes can be quite lively or rather mundane, no doubt based upon the resident’s taste.

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The artists of the era must have been extremely busy because there were paintings after paintings covering large walls in all the villas. And these are only the ones recovered from the disaster. Surely there were more.

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