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Archive for June, 2007

City of the Dead II

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When Vesuvius erupted on August 24, 79 CE, the prosperous Roman city of Pompeii was engulfed in volcanic ash, becoming a graveyard to those of its fleeing inhabitants who choked to death before they could escape and were buried where they fell. The city and its dead inhabitants remained undisturbed for 1,600 years.
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Photographs by Passante.

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Keeping Watch

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This rather battered little angel keeps watch in St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery in New Orleans.

Photograph by Passante.

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