Right after Christmas a friend and I took off and spend 5 days in Rome. We have been there many times and we had decided to undertake some new adventures.
On our first day in Italy we went to Pompeii by train. The city houses the large Roman excavation of the town of Pompeii which was buried after the volcano Vesuvius exploded in 79 AD. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is an art lovers paradise!
It is still about a 3 hour trip from Rome to get there, but so worth it.
The weather was absolutely wonderful!
My friend who has been to Pompeii lots of times told me she hadn’t seen it this busy. I guess that all the Italian people who were off from work for the holidays also thought it would be a good day to spend outside.
And as any quilter would, I kind of obsessed over all the gorgeous mosaic floors… LOL!
Pompeian stone quilts!
How about paper piecing this next intricate design?
And the Romans even did a ticker tape or confetti design in their floors!
And here is the best one for last…
The mosaic man should have drank the Roman equivalent of coffee before he started on this on! I spotted it right away…
Can you spot the mistake in the layout???