Flower Power

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© Deborah Downes
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The strength of this beautiful flower patter explains the longevity of the columns within the ancient city of Pompeii. I find it amazing that they not only withstood the ravages of time, but the lava and ash that covered the city, following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

10 responses

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    Cool, cool, cool!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    So very awesome!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    Great shot, Deb. They sure made bricks to last!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2010):

    That's an awesome shot.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Dec 2010):

    Isn't it FABULOUS, a greatseries of beautiful and interesting shots..

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (13 Dec 2010):

    Fabulous pov and comp Deborah..Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year to you and yours

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Dec 2010):

    great find and capture! Love the texture and color

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

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

    Gorgeous! The tones, textures, and details are amazing.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Dec 2010):

    Amazing shot and history!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Very interesting pattern, I imagine it took millions of these petals to make up even a fraction of the columns......interesting to say the least...I thought many of the columns were solid carvings...perhaps depends upon the use of columns..regardless...love this...

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