The other really impressive thing about Pompeii was the sheer scale of some of the remaining buildings. One of the facilities was a big arena that included a swimming pool (now completely grassed over but still visible as a sloped depression in the earth).
The other amazing building was the amphitheatre, which is thought to be the oldest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire, predating the Colosseum. The entire structure, unlike the Colosseum, is intact (though many parts are grassed over), allowing you to see the symmetric shape of the facility.
We only spent an afternoon in Pompeii, far too short a time to see everything we wanted to see. But we had to drive on to Positano.
The continuation of our trip can be found on the pages below:
Aggarwal, We Hardly Knew Ye
Between conversations with old friends and mash notes from the Post, I’ve heard the name Reggie Aggarwal more often in the past month than in seven years. So who’s Reggie? Maybe these two gems from “Hoover” by Lee Keath (a YJ-revival-era ‘Hoo) will shed some light into the depths of his past:
This is me working with the Suspicious Web Committee.
|Well, we just returned from our trips to Ireland and France. We have plenty of photos, and I will be posting those as time and disk space permit.
|Jarrett House North is the northernmost outpost of my little corner of the Jarrett family. The next nearest claim to the title is my sister’s home in Richmond (sister pictured, right), followed by my folks’ place in Newport News, Virginia. After that it’s all North Carolina and the ancestral (stony) ground.
The long-promised sets of photos from our European trips are looking for a home. I’m out of disk space on my old Mac and experimenting with different free web hosting services. At some point the whole page may move there; right now, I’ll just be hosting the pictures.
What’s Not (Yet)
I’d really like to get some information together on the publications I worked on in school, such as Rag & Bone and Aleph.
Who knows? Maybe my wife will want to put some things up here too…