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(June 20-25, 2006)

Jacek Gancarson

Sand Garden

Tom Fulmer

House of Venus in the Shell - Pompeii

Pompeii, Campania, Italy

June 21, 2006 15:30 local time

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© 2006 Tom Fulmer, All Rights Reserved.

Fortunately, I was visiting the excavations of Pompeii, Italy on the first day of this WWP event. This panorama was photographed in the garden of the House of Venus in the shell, which is named after the painting on the south wall. The center panel of the painting features the goddess Venus lying in a seashell. (Ironically, Venus is described as the protectress of Pompeii. While this painting of her survived the volcanic eruption of Vesuvio in 79 AD, the city of Pompeii did not.)

For more information about the excavations of Pompeii visit http://www.pompeiisites.org. Even better, plan to visit Pompeii if you can. I think those who have been there will agree that it's one of those rare places where you feel that you can reach back in time.

I hope you enjoy this panorama.

Europe / Italy

Lat: 40° 45' 4" N
Long: 14° 29' 25" E

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Image capture: Nikon D70, Nikon DX 10.5mm 1:2.8, BoPhoto rig on monopod, RAW.

Processing: Adobe Bridge, PTMac, Photoshop, Cubic Converter

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