Italy 2017 - Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast - Photos 8

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On Vesuvius' Crater Rim

From the upper bus park, looking south over the fertile plain.  The walk up to the crater rim starts here.
From the upper bus park, looking south over the fertile plain. The walk up to the crater rim starts here.
Up on the crater rim now, looking south-west towards Castellamare di Stabia, where we were staying.
Up on the crater rim now, looking south-west towards Castellamare di Stabia, where we were staying.
Maximum zoom into the previous photo, showing Hotel Miramare (arrowed) on the seafront.
Maximum zoom into the previous photo, showing Hotel Miramare (arrowed) on the seafront.
Looking into the crater, over half a kilometre across.
Looking into the crater, over half a kilometre across.
Steam seeping from vents in the crater shows that the volcano is merely sleeping.
Steam seeping from vents in the crater show that the volcano is merely sleeping.
The excavations at Pompeii from the crater rim.  You can just make out the grey stone buildings of the town to the right of centre.
The excavations at Pompeii from the crater rim. You can just make out the grey stone buildings of the town to the right of centre.
The island of Capri off in the south-west, 35 kilometres away in the haze.
The island of Capri off in the south-west, 35 kilometres away in the haze.

Panoramic nearly 180° view of the crater of Vesuvius.
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Panoramic nearly 180° view of the crater of Vesuvius.

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