Losing Battle

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© Deborah Downes
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Pompeii was nearly destroyed by an earthquake in 62 AD. Seventeen years later when Vesuvius erupted on the 24th August 79AD, burying the city under ash and rock, Pompeii was still undergoing reconstruction from the earthquake. When I spotted this wall among some of the ruins of that ancient city, I thought about how those surviving the quake fought to restore their community and was struck down before they could.

In the Time Travel through a Lens photo essay.

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    This is a very cool texture study. It almost looks like they used staples to repair the cracks.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Sweet!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    It looks like they were using a staple gun! lol

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (12 Jan 2011):

    Echoing what Regenia said@!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jan 2011):

    How fascinating to see this ...It reminds me of stitching the cracks...

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    That is really sad. I love the tones!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (20 Jan 2011):

    Wonderful series Deborah..

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