02 October 2007

vesuvio at dusk

Arches R 300 gsm, 7" x 10". Daniel Smith PrimaTek paints.

we left rome on the high speed train to naples, which crawls the last half hour of the trip. we checked in and walked across the street to the castel d'ovo to watch the sun set on vesuvio.

the air in naples is very smoggy, or brown foggy, so we never had a clear view of the cone during our stay. the red light reflected from the dirt vapor to give the peak, its base bejeweled with white buildings and the first indoor lights of the night, a brooding and ghostly presence. jan reminded me that the volcano is past due to erupt again.

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