18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Halloween in Pompeii

It was the night of Halloween. The ruins were open to the public that night. The ruins of Pompeii are my favorite Museum. I like to come here during the day for inspiration. This land is steeped in history, horror, and real art. But, I must say, after sunset, the ruins appear to visitors completely different. They seem more mystical. In the photo, I photographed a statue of a man who was swallowed up by the lava of Vesuvius. It's like he's praying and asking the Gods for help. These were the last moments of his life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Pompei, Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Copyright: © Elizaveta Kalinina