After Pompeii, my RX100 goes to Herculaneum
4 months ago
I recently posted a set of pics that I took in Pompeii that has now been quite widely viewed. The following day, I saw Herculaneum, which was also destroyed in AD 79 by Vesuvius in a more dramatic fashion, as it was engulfed in high speed, very hot pyroclastic flows, from which there is no escape. However, these do less harm to buildings, as they flow like a liquid, so some remarkable details survive. It also meant that the city was encased in solid rock, rather than consolidated dust like Pompeii, so it's much harder to excavate. The accessible site is therefore much smaller than Pompeii, and much less visited:
Note some pics taken in very dark, mined tunnels at high ISOs and low shutter speeds. All pics in the set are hand-held, and all taken with my RX100.