Via dell’ Abbondanza in Pompeii, Italy

Continuing through Pompeii, I walked along Via dell’ Abbondanza, stopping in to look at a structure that had served as a Workshop or Dwelling at I.6.9.  Inside this building were some pottery jars still held together with pumice and ash standing near an impluvium, a basin in the floor of the atrium to catch rainwater falling through the compluvium, an opening in the roof.

Next was the Residence of Calavius Crescens and Calavia Optata at I.6.11, showing marble tripod table legs, the compluvium, impluvium, and a puteal, a protective pottery covering over the cistern.

Then, arriving at IX.7.5, the Workshop of Verecundus, a textile manufacturer, was a painting of Venus riding a chariot pulled by elephants.

Via dell' Abbondanza from Vicolo di Tesmo

Via dell’ Abbondanza from Vicolo di Tesmo

SOURCE:  Via dell’ Abbondanza from Vicolo di Tesmo (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

Workshop or Dwelling

Workshop or Dwelling

SOURCE:  Workshop or Dwelling (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

Residence of Calavius Crescens and Calavia Optata

Residence of Calavius Crescens and Calavia Optata

SOURCE:  Residence of Calavius Crescens and Calavia Optata (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

Workshop of Verecundus

Workshop of Verecundus

SOURCE:  Workshop of Verecundus (Pompeii, Campania, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 08 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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