The Forum and Homes of Pompeii
The Pompeii forum, although in ruins, stands majestically and preserves enough architectural suggestions that the mind's eye can easily leap into what it once looked like. And the decoration of the Roman homes! Romans must have had armies of painters to adorn all their walls and structures.
How can you experience such incredible places without your story brain cells flying in hyperdrive?! Peeking inside Pompeii structures evoked the anecdote I once heard of Dick Tracy's creator, Chester Gould, telling another comic artist as their plane flew by New York City: "Behind every one of these windows, there's a story!" Well, in Pompeii, the creative mind sings, "every home, every room holds within its fractured walls stories of lives, joys and tragedies of humanity."
I'll let photos speak for themselves (click on the thumbnails below to see larger versions of the photos).