Pompeii is a city buried in mysticism. Once on the skirts of the mighty Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of this once great city are now a popular attractions for tourists, travellers, historians, readers, artists… During the 7-day Mediterranean cruise that took me from Istanbul to Italy, we made a day-stop on the coasts of the Amalfi coast where I was able to explore three unique sites, and one of them was this incredible place for a few minutes.
I can’t put into words what it feels like to stand amongst the ruins of Pompeii. It’s otherworldly, it’s sobering, it’s incredible… For years we’ve read about its tragic fall, watched documentaries and movies, but actually walking over the lava-covered streets is a very unique experience. This photo story, I must admit I wish it were longer, takes you to Pompeii and its streets, scattered with sculptures by Igor Mitoraj that will take you back in time.