Looking Back

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 11, 2010
TakenOctober 31, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/500 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm

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Built in the 2nd century B.C., the Basilica within the ancient city of Pompeii was a combination courthouse and business center. Among the ruins of that impressive structure I spotted this little boy looking as if he could see Pompeii before its destruction, following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

9 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    I bet he can see everything!! Wonderful capture!!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    Lovely capture, Deborah! I love the brightly colored clothing of the children against the earthtones and rough textures of the pavement and columns. What an interesting and speculative photograph. Very nicely done!!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    This is a great juxtaposition shot!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    love this!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    Astonishing! I agree with Patty!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    Wonderful, I love this

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Dec 2010):

    Cool series.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    I love the contrasting images of the ancient ruins and the young boys. Their imaginations can take them anywhere; even back to living Pompeii.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Dec 2010):

    Wonderful shot...Interesting how the one child appears to be resting his eyes unlike the other child who is receptive to the scenery around him.

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