In the ancient city of Pompeii, it's residents rest in ruins. The catastrophe desecrated the area but not their spirits. Seldom but surely, the blue moon visits the lost city and brings life back to the metropolis. Pompeii proudly lives on, as if nothing had ever happened.
Smoke violently erupts out of a chimney. The baker who bakes the best bread in Pompeii decided to sell muffins as well, in order to rake in some extra cash as if nothing had ever happened. An infant resting in her mother's arms, has been crying for a while now. The tired mother still sings her child's favourite lullaby and rocks her to sleep, as if nothing had ever happened. The blacksmith that was looking for a new striker, finally found one. The apprentice holds onto the hot ductile metal as the blacksmith pounds away. Both the apprentice and the alley, listen to the reverberation caused by the metals clashing, as if nothing had ever happened. Usually the parents are strict about the curfew after 9 but the children convinced them otherwise. They were racing past each other and time, as if nothing had ever happened. Some scholars were busy pondering while some were busy debating, juggling wisdom from one hand to another. Others were digging deep down into the books, burning page after page. They were all trying to swim through the vast sea of knowledge, as if nothing had ever happened. There is an abundance of Romeos and Juliets in Pompeii. With passion and lust dripping from air, the plethora of beloveds make love to each other as if nothing had ever happened. Even the dogs can't help themselves but to howl away, as if nothing had ever happened.
When a part of the world sleeps, Pompeii awakens from it's slumber. They persist, in order to remind Mount Vesuvius that they are still there as if nothing had ever happened. Not a lot changed except for the fact that the happy city of Pompeii is now full of lively ghosts.
Creation requires destruction. For something new to be created, the old must be destroyed.
Before heading down to Amalfi Coast from Naples, we decided to pay a visit to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city I read about as a young kid. I remember I was fascinated reading about their open culture back in AD time period, till Mount Vesuvius eruption. Walking on a site of ancient ruins and seeing remains of their beautiful architecture and art was different type of experience than museum visits. Such a feeling of witnessing the history. 🌋 🏛 #pompeii
What a last day in Rome: from #vesuvius and #pompeii,#positano on the #amalficoast, driving home through hail and into a flood...what an amazing last day of a perfect trip with @kesmith. Even though a trash man mocked me for waddling and most people were rude to me because I can’t stop smiling, I love Rome. #rome#roma#flood oh yeah, and we had @venchi1878 gelato for the third time!
In Roman times, for the most part two types of looms were used: the vertical warp-weighted loom and the vertical double-beam loom.
The roman warp-weighted loom was made up of two wooden uprights, two meters high or more, joined across the top by a cloth-beam and might be as much as three meteres long. This type of loom was meant to lean against a wall at a slight angle. Groups of warp-threads hung down perpendicularly behind the shed-rod which spanned the gap between the uprights, and were fastened to a loom-weight.
Fun fact, loom weights were not only used as tools, but could also had a votive purpose in which case was considered as low status offerings of little value.
These pictures were taken as the weights were in situ during the excavation at Pompeii last summer.