Posted on February 5, 2015February 5, 2015Pompeii Gallery A sign celebrates life in the ruined city of Pompeii The forum at Pompeii where major commerce was carried out. If you don’t have a good guide or a strong knowledge of Pompeii, you will probably spend a lot of your time doing this. Check out the grooves in this Pompeii street worn by chariot wheels. A view of vineyards growing near Villa of Mysteries. An ancient lagar where grapes were pressed by foot to make wine. Another view of Pompeii vineyards. Carved lions heads and paws that once supported a dining table. Millstones used to grind wheat in a Pompeii bakery. Detail from the ceiling of a Pompeii bathhouse Detail from bathhouse ceiling. This brothel bed was made of stone. Making sure no one got settled in for the night? Or did they have really stellar mattresses on top. Pictures on the walls of Pompeii’s main brothel, the Lupanare. A dancing figure with Pinocchio-esque qualities at the Villa of Mysteries. (Look closely.) A still-lovely fragment of a temple. Put this one in just because I liked the colors. Stacked up artifacts are a reminder that Pompeii is a work in progress. 2,000 years underground didn’t destroy Pompeii, but being discovered and universally loved is taking a toll. There are a lot of stray dogs in Pompeii, which can be a little bit heartbreaking, but the ones we saw seemed OK. Pompeiians captured as they tried to flee the fury of Vesuvius. Plaster cast of a Pompeii man overtaken by the lava. Clouds reflected in the glass case holding body casts in the Garden of the Fugitives.