I earned the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to the Greek Isles 2019! #stampcandy

Today I’m sharing photos from the third tour of my trip. Three other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators (Paula Butler, Lisa Freeman, and Lisa Padgett) and I toured Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. Our guide for Pompeii was an archaeologist who has studied the ancient city, so she was very knowledgeable. 

I used my phone to take some panoramic photos. The panorama software sometimes makes things look a bit wonky. That’s why some of the lines are oddly curved. Like these two of the amphitheatre in Pompei.

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2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

a Pompei street2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

These are stepping stones for crossing the street. The sidewalks are higher than the street. That’s because the streets were usually covered in animal droppings and frequently flooded, and no one wanted to walk through all that. The stones had to be low enough for wagons to go over them. You can see the ruts in the stones from the wheels.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

Entryway to a building. See the rut along the bottom? That’s where there was a sliding door! 2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

Part of a house2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

This kitchen is exactly as it was found, with all the items in the same places.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

Ancient graffiti! The stone walls in Pompei were covered in plaster and painted. On the outside of this store, there are ads for people running for office.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

ornate ceiling2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

panorama of a large room with some surviving frescos on the walls2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

this is a laundry2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

frescos on the outside of a business2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

panorama of the entryway of a house – look at the amazing mosaic floor!2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

beautiful frescos, with a local dog taking a break in the shade2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

This is probably the only photo I can show you from the brothel. It’s one of the rooms where business was conducted. Yes, that’s a bed. 2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

The bath house. The openings in the wall are lockers where men would leave their clothes.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

The sweat room. The floor was raised on the tiles you see here. Hot air was run under the floor so it was very hot. After sweating, they would be rubbed down with oil, then it would be scraped off. That was a bath. Remember, there was no soap.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

I’m sure you’ve heard of the plaster molds of the victims of Pompei. Archaeologists kept finding empty spaces with bones in them. They started filling the cavities with plaster, then removing the dirt from around them. Here are a couple of those plaster people. The first one is lying down.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

This one was sitting against a wall.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

l-r: me, Lisa P., Lisa F., and Paula in Pompei with Mt. Vesuvius in the background.2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

Paula and me on the Amalfi Coast2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

What a view!2019 Incentive Trip - Pompei and Amalfi Coast #stampcandy

 

This was a wonderful day! I find Pompei absolutely fascinating. This was my second visit there, and I want to go back. They were very advanced, and after it was destroyed, it took centuries to get that technology back. This was my birthday, and the day my husband Neal arrived in Rome. He took me out for a delicious dinner, then we prepared to get on the ship the next morning.

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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