Gallery

Rome: A mosaic depicting St. Sebastian in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli Rome: Detail of the marble floor in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli Rome: Another tomb in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli
Rome: The chains supposedly used to bind St. Peter; they are stored in a reliquary below the altar in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli Naples: Isola di Nisida in the Gulf of Naples Naples: View of Mt. Vesuvius from accross the Gulf of Naples
Naples: Stray cats in Naples Cumae: Cactus growing in front of an ancient tufa wall Cumae: A plant (agave americana?) growing in the ruins
Cumae: View through a window in the ruins; the entire structure is made of tufa Cumae: Pigeons resting on a ledge where the tufa (a soft volcanic rock) had eroded away Cumae: Green plants growing in the ruins
Cumae: A stray dog examining a Christian baptismal font added to the much older Temple of Jupiter Cumae: Plants growing at the top of a column of bricks Naples: A small boat floating in the Gulf of Naples
Naples: View of the Castel dell'Ovo Naples: View of the Gulf of Naples Pozzuoli: The crater of Solfatara, a volcano containing multiple fumaroles spewing forth sulfurous gases
Pozzuoli: A bubbling mud pool in the crater of Solfatara Pozzuoli: A bubbling mud pool in the crater of Solfatara Pozzuoli: A fumarole spewing out sulfurous vapors in the crater of Solfatara