I nearly did not go to Pompei, after watching a very boring documentary re-enacting the last days of the city. But, at the last minute, I told myself it would be stupid not to go, while being so close by. I discovered a city, large streets. beautiful houses, a refined lifestyle and a taste for art.

To find, in the temple dedicated to Isis, a quote from Apuleius, in Metamorphosis. A text I studied in Latin, when I was at university. Then I thought about my time at university, how  time is flying and how life always end up so different from what one thought would happen.

Then the joy of discovering the theatres, the permanence of humanity’s love of art. An emotion completed by a guide who feels the need to demonstrate the quality of the acoustic with a little opera song. Perfect day.


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