Mountain with a past

The Photo for the Week challenge: Mountains

What is a mountain with a past you ask. The mountain I chose for Bren’s photo challenge #17 is that well know mountain with a historical past.
Going back in time to 79AD some people were going about their daily life when the ground rumbled and suddenly an explosion sent ash and hot lava raining down upon the people and  “buried the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis, and Stabiae under ashes and lapilli and the city of Herculaneum under a mudflow.” (https://www.britannica.com/place/Vesuvius) The last eruption was in 1944 and the volcano is still active. Vesuvius is very closely monitored today.

Yes, I chose Mt Vesuvius. This is the view of Vesuvius that people of Pompeii would have seen although before the eruption, the mountainside was forested with Oak and Chestnut trees.
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This is the view over the Bay of Naples, across the Plain of  Campania and Naples to Vesuvius
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Looking back

The word prompt from Bren at ryanphotography: Sepia

I am going back to the Isle of Brac, Croatia to put a bit of sepia onto a few photos as Brac has a certain old world charm. I hope you enjoy my efforts in applying sepia toning with a couple using vignette as well.

A mausoleum in the cemetery
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A tall masted schooner in the harbour
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An old rock wall in the village
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One of the many vehicles that are used to drive around the island. Yes it does still go
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Columns

The word prompt from Terri for the Photo for the Week: Columns

Columns from Pompeii
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Columns in a colonnade in Bologna
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In a church in Bologna
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The fabulous columns in the Sagrada Familia Barcelona
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Textures

The word prompt for Brens Photo for the Week: Textures

The texture of the rock shelf at Evans Head. This part is called Goanna Head. Perhaps the rocks look like the scales of a Goanna.
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Just a feather in the grass
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The fruit of a Pandanus tree growing on the beach at Evans Head181004_blog challenge_texture_pandanas fruit_evans head

As the tide receded, the water dripped from the algae onto the sand at Evans Head
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Country Roads

The word prompt from Bren: Photo for the Week – 6 – Country Roads

As I live in the country, I often travel country roads. Here’s a selection of roads near my place that always go to somewhere.

Along the roads near my place, sometimes there aren’t any fences so signs are helpful.
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Up the road a way, at times the valley is lush and the road just winds along through the countryside
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Some long roads that are dead ends, the postie prefers all the mail boxes in one place.
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The road just seems to go on forever
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And sometimes the road can end abruptly when there’s a flood
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It’s not only vehicles that use the road. I disturbed a Wedge-tailed Eagle having a snack on the side of the road.
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But best of all, the road that leads to home
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Lighthouse

The word prompt from Bren and Ashley at ryanphotography: Lighthouse

Cape Otway Lighthouse has saved many a life from the rough seas of the Southern Ocean. You can see the shadow of the lighthouse in the bottom of the photo
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The Cape Otway Lighthouse was freshly painted and the maintenance ensures its important place on the coast
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