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View across the Bay of Naples from Vico Equense, looking towards the distinctive silhouette of Mount Vesuvius.

Nearly 3 million people live in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius, which infamously erupted in A.D. 79, burying the prosperous towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. This mountain has erupted more than 50 times since the eruption in 79 A.D. After Pompeii was buried and lost to history, the volcano continued to erupt every 100 years until about 1037 A.D., when it entered a 600-year period of quiescence. In 1631, the volcano killed an additional 4000 unsuspecting inhabitants. It was during the restoration after this eruption that workers discovered the ruins of Pompeii, buried and forgotten for nearly 1600 years.

Researchers agree that it is not a matter of if Vesuvius will erupt again, but when and how violently. The Italian government is even offering 30,000 Euros to anyone living in one of the 18 towns in the immediate area who is willing to move out of the area. Meanwhile, volcanologists are reconstructing the volcano’s past to better predict just what might happen when it blows its top again.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on my last upload from Pompeii.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2012 - 3:27 PM
Focal Length:5.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Borrowed Time
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:20 Jul 2012 - 3:44 PM
Tags:Bay of naples, Italy, Landscape / travel, Mount vesuvius, Vico eqense, Volcano
Votes:23

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
20 Jul 2012 - 3:57 PM

Very nicely framed by the tree like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 4:19 PM

A perfect composition, Philip. Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 6:04 PM

looks just how I remembered it
just lovely

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 6:13 PM

Beautiful view, so well framed, Philip.

Dave

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AshleyD
AshleyD  3 England
20 Jul 2012 - 7:45 PM

Beautiful iconic view of Naples/Vesuvius, nicely framed by the tree, a view I remember well - lived there for 2 years, and my son was born there. Great memories. Thanks for posting this.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 8:18 PM

Nicely composed image, and fascinating narrative too.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
20 Jul 2012 - 8:34 PM

Great composition Philip and a very interesting narrative.

John

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Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 8:59 PM

Wonderful write up, Pompeii fasinates me, never been though,
Great image too, off to see the other one!
Diane

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 9:16 PM

A beautiful image, love the colors!

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 10:55 PM

A beautiful image Phil,well captured..Lin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 8:40 AM

Beautifully framed by the tree it is a very charming Mediterranean view.

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CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 5:26 PM

Very well composed, a lovely scene.
Carole

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