BY MADELAINE CAPPUCCIO

85. Theme 17 ~Bedtime~

Well……so to speak.

We went to a private reception Sunday night at Discovery Times Square in Manhattan for Pompeii, the Exhibit.  There was catering by Lidia Bastianich, wine from I don’t remember, lol (it was good though)  an operatic performance by soprano Cristina Fontanelli and a talk  by archaeologist Kristin Romey. (My dream was to be an archaeologist so I was in heaven!)  It was FABULOUS!   They did not allow photographs, however, there was one part of the exhibit in a separate, little room which turned out to be a replica of a room from one of the many brothels in Pompeii.  The bed & other things were from the site, the linens obviously were not but the style was of the time period.  Somehow, my camera went off….shhh…don’t know how on earth that happened except for the fact that I had my blog visor on at the time.  HERE’S a short video showing what might have happened when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in  79 A.D..  HERE and HERE are  links (Rated R) to Pompeii’s Erotic Past. In those times, prostitution was not illegal. Sex workers were male and female and the beds in the brothels were made of stone!

If you’d like a comprehensive guide to all things Pompeii, go to AD79 – Destruction and Re-discovery and check HERE to see photos recently taken at Pompeii.  Oh, and HERE’S a link to a more recent eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, in 1944. Heck, check all the links, they’re amazing!

So this was the only shot I was able to get all night and wondered if it was going to be possible to use in The Challenge.  Checking the theme list I found ‘Bedtime’, so, without further ado…..

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4 responses

  1. thanks for your very nice story and thanks for sharing the absolutely impressive video. Some years ago, I have been at Pompeji and I do hope never will be there a new eruption.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

  2. Lois

    Thanks for the interesting links and the glimpse of a Pompeii brothel.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:13 am

  3. Tammy

    Loving all those links….and….if that is the only shot you got all night you should be proud…it is a winner!

    August 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

  4. We will never tell! A fine stealth shot. Great links. I was lucky enough to be there for a short visit and was in awe of the power of the volcano and in what a party sort of place it was.

    August 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

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