Friday, 5 February 2016

Five On Friday

Well that was quick!  I feel as though I have only just finished reading your posts from last Friday and here we are again and I get to go round and visit more of your great posts!!!  Yay!!  I love Friday!!!

I need to give a bit of an introduction about my five things today.

You might know the lovely Barbara from Coastal Ripples.  She is running a monthly link up called Paint Monthly.  The idea being to link in from the first of the month to share a painting or group of paintings with others. 

I was thinking about what paintings I might have to share this month, and the ones that I really want to share need me to take some better photos so I will save them for another time.  Instead I went back looking in my photo archive to see what else I had.

Not long after I started blogging we went on a wonderful holiday to Sorrento and we visited Herculaneum - which I cannot recommend highly enough.  I thought that many of you would not have been reading my blog back then, it seemed like a good opportunity to revisit some paintings from that visit.

So here are five for this week.  Wall paintings - frescoes - from Herculaneum.  I don't have any information to impart about them, so just enjoy looking!






Aren't the incredible!  To think that they were buried by a volcano and then excavated and are still as wonderful as this after all the years they were underground.  It really astounds me.

I hope you enjoyed seeing them.

Thank you for joining Five On Friday, for making it what is and for going and visiting others.  I appreciate you so much for that!

I hope you have a good weekend whatever you are doing - or not!  Here it will be housework for me and DIY for Hubby and I really do want to catch up on some reading and try to work more to get my tapestry finished.  It needs to be done!


Amy
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66 comments:

  1. Wow, what amazing photos. The colors and images are still so bright after all those years. I visited Pompeii a couple of years ago and it was fascinating. Have a wonderful Friday! Pat xx

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  2. Those are amazing ancient paintings. The colours are still so beautiful. Thanks for hosting, Amy - I hope you have a great weekend.

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  3. Incredible indeed. And to think how long ago they were created. I often think of that and buildings and how clever our ancestors were with far fewer machinery.

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  4. Great wall painting, would be like to see them in real. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good weekend (yes, the time is flying very fast)

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  5. Amazing! Thanks for sharing these photos from your archive. Hope you have a great weekend and it's DIY here too, for hubby, finally having got a screen door for our front door, so we can have cooler breezes sometimes through the house. Take care.

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  6. It is incredible that they are still there, what a great place to visit. Thank you for hosting and your concern. Take care.

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  7. No kidding, i can't believe its Friday already either and I am not sure if I have much to share today, but may come back later to join in (at work at the moments and sneekily checking my blog reads, before it turns 9am official time to start work - I am always early). The wall paintings are incredible, thank you so much for sharing. Have a super weekend.

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  8. I have never visited Herculaneum but would love to. Great paintings for Paint Monthly I particularly like the last one with the silhouettes...intriguing. Have a great weekend. Barbara xx

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  9. Great frescoes, Amy. We visit Herculaneum a few years ago now. I loved the fact that, large though the site was, there was still more of the town still hidden beneath nearby houses - all that buried treasure! Have a great weekend. xx

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  10. Great ancient murals. Lucky you!

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  11. Just amazing ancient murals. Lucky you having seen them!

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  12. I would love to go there and see those frescos, I think it's incredible they are still there after all these years. I wonder if someone might one day dig up something of mine in my garden because I put some of the not so good dichroic cabachons in the soil
    Jill

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  13. How wonderful that the frescoes survived and how wonderful to visit and see them. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. Have a great weekend:)

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  14. Incredible detail and colour considering how ancient they are. xx

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  15. These are quite amazing murals. Imagine the brilliant colours when they were originally done.

    Diana

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  16. I love these frescoes - it is incredible how they have survived. We visited Herculaneum a few years ago and absolutely loved it, I love the style of the houses too with the inner court yards complete with fountains. Thanks for sharing.
    Caz xx

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  17. The frescoes look fantastic! I hope we can visit this place too someday. Thanks for sharing them and have a great weekend! X

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  18. Beautiful pictures. It's mind blowing to think how old they are.

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  19. Thanks for sharing Amy. I am in awe of such amazing talent and ability and then there is the wonder of the age of the pieces. Spectacular.

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  20. Truly amazing murals, Amy. But just think how wonderful it would've been to have participated in an early 19th century Grand Tour soon after Herculaneum was discovered, and seen these for the first time. Yes, the first time for you but I mean, the first time since they were buried after the volcanic eruption. No wonder we fell in love with everything 'classical' in the UK in those days!
    Margaret P

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  21. Such a great post, my friend got married in that part of Italy and I would love to go there one dayxx

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  22. Thank you for sharing these Amy they are amazing. Have a great weekend :) xx

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  23. Beautiful murals and thanks for hosting the party Amy. Enjoy the weekend.

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  24. They are amazing! Hugs,
    Meredith

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  25. Hey Amy,
    I visited Herculaneum as part of a school trip when I was fourteen. I've never forgotten it. That, Pompeii and Rome were the reasons I ended up studying Classics at Uni.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Leanne xx

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  26. Such beautiful paintings. I so long to visit Italy, Florence, Rome, Sorrento as though I was on the Grand Tour.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  27. It's the strength of the colours after so many years that amazes me. Beautiful. Like the new look for your blog, by the way. Sam x

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  28. These are indeed incredible. I just love these paintings, and was lucky enough to visit Pompeii a few years ago. It was my favourite stop in Italy. It was one day when we didn't join a tour group and took our time wandering the streets and just imagining what it once must have been like. Thanks for sharing your trip Amy. Have a great weekend!
    Wend

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  29. Wonderful pictures of the frescoes, Amy! It is quite something that they survived at all over this many years, never mind making it through a volcanic explosion.

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  30. They are incredible, I would love to visit Sorrento everything about it looks beautiful. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend xx

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  31. Such amazing paintings, it must of been wonderful to see them in person.

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  32. Very similar to what we saw in Pompeii many years ago. Fascinating.

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  33. for the first time ever, we're getting involved with Five on Friday! :)

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  34. I've always fancied going to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Fascinating places - and warmer than here! :o)

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  35. Wonderful. Herculaneum must be absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing. CJ xx

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  36. Reminds me of my tour of Pompeii. Amazing place; some very "interesting" frescoes!!

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  37. Yes, those wall paintings are absolutely incredible!

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  38. We saw something similar in Cyprus & I am always awed to imagine the lives of those so long ago!
    Really amazing paintings.

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  39. The colours and detail are astonishing, like a window into ancient lives. Wonderful.

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  40. What a wonderful tour you had ... thanks so much for sharing these marvelous wall paintings. Oh my!

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend...
    Brenda

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  41. So beautiful - and amazing! The folks that take the time to uncover and restore so precious treasures are their own kind of angels. Thanks for sharing - and for hosting!! Blessings on your weekend Hon! xoxo

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  42. Great pictures, fascinating to see them. Wishing you a happy weekend Amy.
    Helen xox

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  43. Wow this is amazing! People always say that art used to be so primitive, but you look at this and you just wonder. They had to make all their own paint and plaster and all that! Mind bending.

    I hope you don't mind the tenuous link I made in my own Five on Friday post.

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  44. They are incredible. We've never been to Herculaneum, but we have been to Pompeii. Love the pictures, bring back some wonderful memories.

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  45. Wonderful ancient frescoes! Thank you for organising Five on Friday. Have a lovely weekend, Amy.

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  46. These are beautiful, Amy! It must have been incredible to see them in person! Thank you for hosting and hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend. Hugs xo Karen

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  47. Amazing, Amy! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  48. I'll never forget the sense of history that overcame me when I first saw those frescoes. They took one to another plane, or at least that's what I felt.
    Thank you for making this link possible!

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  49. I so enjoyed seeing them Amy! They are gorgeous and I learned something new today!!! Wishing you a lovely weekend friend! Nicole xo

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  50. Sorrento has been on my travel wish list for a long time. Those frescoes are beautiful. Xxx

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  51. We had a private tour of Herculaneum when I was thirteen. We arrived late in the day, just before closing, and staff felt sorry for us, in particular my disabled brother. It was most amazing, we got to see parts that were closed to the public. Mount Vesuvius was/is a powerful volcano and its ashes have preserved the town beautifully. Have a lovely weekend. x

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  52. Those frescoes are gorgeous. We visited Herculaneum when we stayed just down the road from you in Positano. We also went to Pompeii but I much preferred the intimacy of Herculaneum, that and the fact that it was still surrounded by the modern day town. Also loving your new look, thanks for hosting x

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  53. Amazing they survived the volcano!

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  54. These frescoes are amazing, Amy.
    Amalia
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  55. I would LOVE to go to Herculaneum! Such beautiful photos of this tragic, historic site. I would love to see these frescoes in person and feel that connection with the people who lived there. Thanks so much for sharing them! And thanks again for your awesome meme...I'm behind commenting on everyone's posts but will get caught up as quickly as I can!

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  56. The colours are breathtaking. Beautiful photos Amy, thank you so much for sharing them.

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  57. Lovely. Makes you wonder how much of what is painted today will survive as long. Xx

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  58. It is amazing that those paintings could be saved. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. I am always so impressed with the artistic flair of frescoes! Thanks for sharing these; they're beautiful.

    xx
    Poppy

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  60. The frescoes are beautiful ...

    Hope your weekend is going well

    All the best Jan

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  61. These are all amazing paintings. I've been doing a fair bit of reading myself with books saved up for while on vacation.

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  62. Hi Amy, I'm just popping back to say feel free to take the badge if you want, it isn't protected at all. I just need to give some thought to that picture now that it is such a feature, it's a stop gap while I learn some photography skills ha! I reasoned that you can just delete this comment, rather than approve ha! I hope you are having a great Sunday xx

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  63. Amazing pictures, and in such incredibly good condition :) Thankyou for sharing
    Jillxo

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  64. That is so incredibly beautiful! How lucky are to have seen that in person, Amy.

    Congratulations on your Etsy shop and I wish you all the luck in the world and a lot of money for your purse :)

    xo,
    rue

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