A bit of ancient art

A Photo a Week Challenge: Ancient
Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge#17

One of my favourite ancient sites is Pompeii. Among the ruins is pieces of art that have remained intact since the fateful eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79. Take a bit of a scroll with me and have a poke around the houses and buildings of Pompeii.

Mt Vesuvius in the distance

One of the grand buildings

The courtyard of a wealthy citizens house

Birds figured in a number of designs on the walls

Repeating patterns on many of the walls decorating the houses

Some included figures

Some fresco’s were colourful

My last view of Pompeii

An orange vessel from the past

Becky’s Photo Challenge: Past Squares
Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Vessel
Life in Colour October: Orange

I am getting so lucky with photo challenges lining up for me, although it’s a bit of a stretch for Jude’s Orange challenge where she asked “Where have you seen orange?”
It is a Past Square from #SquareTime and it is from the distant past. A wonderful vessel at Pompeii which held the families food. A bit big for my pantry though.

If the vessel isn’t orange enough, maybe the columns from down the road a bit are?

From the past

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares

Of course there has to be a song. This is an Australian song that was a big hit. I hope you enjoy it

First is the #PastSquare from the #RoofSquare

Onto a few things that have seen better days

An Australian made car from the 1950’s – a Holden FX

Would you ride this coach?

or go to town in this wagon?

This house is still much the same last time I drove past

Pompeii has definitely seen better days. Also from #SquareTime

This house too is still standing

The Colosseum is maintaining it’s better days appearance

The old truck that “lives” in my street

The remains of bird baths I’ve had over the years. Usually broken by possums trying to find a drink in droughts as I don’t think I have fat birds around here. This was from the #SquareUp

The feature photo is my old chook shed used in #RoofSquare

Pick a Word – August 2021

Lost in Translation – Thursdays Special: Pick a Word August 2021

Wow I looked and blinked and read again. Nope have to see Paula’s fabulous photos. Here are Paula’s words for August. Have a go and see what you can up with.

PERDURABLE

FLEXUOUS

QUOTIDIAN

SOLITARY

ASTONISHING

Time #13 – Turn Back Time (Pompeii)

This months photo challenge in square format from Becky is Time

This month I will put a song with the photo.

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The December theme is TIME. I am sure everyone has found at least one #timesquare, but just in case you are struggling here are some #timesquare ideas;

Timepieces – clocks, watches, sun dials and egg timers
Sayings – Time & tide wait for no man (or woman!), A stitch in time saves nine, Early bird catches the worm, In the nick of time or More haste, less speed
Synonyms – era, moment, season, infinity, interval, lifetime and age
Out of the box – nighttime, downtime, pastime and mealtimes!