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Old 06-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #46
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Port of Call - NAPLES ... Pompeii! Pt 2of2 (too many pics!)

::: HERE the NAPLES/Pompeii post concludes :::
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One of the casts made of the many found in the ash 20 feet deep. They died from inhaling the poison gas from the volcano and were covered up in less than 4 days to a depth of 20 feet or more. This is not an actual ‘body’ The heat and corrosive environment of the ash incinerated the bodies after they were trapped, leaving cavities in the cooling mass in the exact form of the person or animal. Once this was realized, they poured a casting material into the cavities to create these impressions of the people who perished.



This was one on many of the wall frescos that are still in place throughout the city (outside the brothel).



This is one of a number of storehouses and restoration shops thy discovered as the city was uncovered. As they learned more and more about the history of Pompeii they realized why places like this were found, and why so many were found dead here. A couple years before the eruption in 79AD there was a sever earthquake that caused a lot of damage to the city. Many of the residents relocated to other villas they had elsewhere and left the rebuilding and repair and renovation of Pompeii to slaves and artisans. …and those were the people that were there when the mountain blew up.

The second picture is of a dog, restored in a similar fashion the way the person was earlier. I flipped the picture over to make it a bit easier to see the shape of the dog.


A couple final parting shots as we exit Pompeii and the rain lessens further…




One final picture from Renée of a section from the central plaza of Pompeii. It provides a sense of the huge scale of the place… look carefully (try clicking on the pic to get it in a viewer where you can zoom in) under the archway and you’ll see a few umbrellas and one of the lovely purple trenchcoats.


As we climb aboard the #19 bus to take us back to the ship, I’m still stunned at the scope and… reality… of Pompeii. Even in the rain it was an awesome adventure!!

As we ride back towards ‘home’ it… stops… raining, and the sun comes out!

I then look at my watch and realize I’ve missed the start of Captain Jack in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie already. It’s showing in the Walt Disney Theater in 3D. There’s another showing late tonight but I don’t want to disturb the other patrons by snoring loudly through the back half of the film.


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Sooo…
Clean up, dinner, perhaps a nightcap and then

Tomorrow is Civitavecchia… and another busy, exciting day

But we’re *not* doing Rome!

Tune in then!
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #47
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Exclamation Naples Sail-away shot

Ooops!
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One final photo from Renée that she captured as we sailed away from Napoli… what a beauty shot!


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Old 06-22-2011, 03:54 PM   #48
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I am enjoying reading your trip report. We are doing the 7 day cruise July 29th do you happen to remember the name/address of the restaurant you ate at your first night in Barcelona? Thank you, looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.
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I am enjoying reading your trip report. We are doing the 7 day cruise July 29th do you happen to remember the name/address of the restaurant you ate at your first night in Barcelona? Thank you, looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.
Thank you, it's fun re-living (and trying to remember!)

Our first evening we strolled down La Ramblas and ate tapas and drank wine at “Mi Burrito y Yo”


Sitting outside, drinking wine, enjoying local food and entertainment
Here's a quick video from the following evening as we stopped back in because we enjoyed it so much.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr1kW...layer_embedded

I found this information online:
Mi Burrito y Yo
Address: Paso de la Enseñanza, 2
Tel.no.: 93-318-2742 and 93-302-1000

This restaurant in English is called "My Donkey and I". It is centrally located just off C/ Ferran from La Rambla. The surroundings are very quaint and the specialities on the menu are roast meats cooked on an open fire at the entrance level. Downstairs is a small dining room with a pianist and upstairs is a larger dining room without entertainment.

Here's a link to more info and a map: http://www.travbuddy.com/Mi-Burrito-Y-Yo-v385629

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Is this the place where you had the tapas and they counted the tooth picks at the end?
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Is this the place where you had the tapas and they counted the tooth picks at the end?
Ooops! Nope, that was actualy our second night there.
The place you mention is Sagardi
Here's thier site: http://www.sagardi.com/#origenes
The street address is Carrer de l'Argenteria, 62

Here's a Google Maps link, it's a few blocks off of La Rambla

Is this the one you were looking for?
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Yes thats the place I was thinking of, than you.
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Yes thats the place I was thinking of, than you.
Welcome!

Have fun, we sure enjoyed it!
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Really love your report! DH is jealous of your lense on the Nikon that one is on his wish list. Beautiful Pics. Love to see Jason your server, he was our assistant sever on our Med cruise last year. Good to see that he's a server now. Did you spot head server Liam? Love to read and follow your report.

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Really love your report! DH is jealous of your lense on the Nikon that one is on his wish list. Beautiful Pics. Love to see Jason your server, he was our assistant sever on our Med cruise last year. Good to see that he's a server now. Did you spot head server Liam? Love to read and follow your report.

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Hi Ellen, thanks for the good words.

Renée does do some great work, but great equipment doesn't hurt

We did not see Liam to remember it. We were rather unimpressed with our head server, so don't have much to say in that regard. Jason and Gabriel made us happy all day though!

I've been a tad busy and must get on with the next installment.
Thanks for reading and commenting!
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Great to see your trip report progressing. Interesting to see the cruise through another's eyes!

Allesma: I got off the Magic on the 18th of June - Liam was my head server. Absolutely lovely guy, although my server and assistant server were a bit lacking.
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Wow! Taking a Med Disney Cruise as your first time aboard... EXCITING!
Thank you! It is our first ever cruise and we are so excited! Great pictures of Pompeii - we are really looking forward to our visit there!
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Thks Steve,
Want to read more about your trip!
And lurk the neautiful pics so I can imagine myself in the Magic in the Med. Still have to wait 56 days.. Good to hear you liked Jason!
Greetings Ellen
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Nice trip report WanderGirl. Thks for the info about Liam!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #60
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what kind of nikon do you have my husband wants the nikon ps 5000
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