Pam got back from a couple of weeks in Italy so I've pinched a few of her pictures that I found interesting (she took loads of great pictures but here are a few).
Back in March I took a look at the Martello towers in Kent. At the time I said the idea was brought to the UK from Mortella Point in Corsica. We obviously weren't the only country to borrow this cunning plan, above is one Pam photoed in Capri.
Pompeii was destroyed in AD 79 by a two day eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pam says the locals believe that Vesuvius is ready to go again soon!
Pam normally brings back a mystery bird photo from her holidays, but this one is easier than most. I'm still hoping that we'll get a Serin in the garden one spring, and it might still be this year. This must be one that escaped being caged or eaten!This is the view of Mount Vesuvius from Pam's hotel, it looks quite benign at this distance, but it was the end for the two Roman towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii nearly 2000 years ago.