We also liked these Roman era amphorae from Pompeii, which were used to store and transport wine, fish and olive oil. The “Escape from Pompeii” exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle ends on 4 February – don’t miss it!
Roman warships depicted in a fresco from the Temple of Isis in Pompeii, painted 62-79CE. Similar to the ships that were sent to Pompeii on a rescue mission when Vesuvius erupted.
Another Roman artefact from the “Escape from Pompeii” exhibition. This bas relief shows two Roman warships. It is from Naples, around 200-30 BCE, and is displayed in front of a picture of the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the background.
Plaster casts of victims from the destruction of Pompeii in 79CE give a horrific indication of the results of a volcanic eruption. Here two people appear to cling together as they are buried in volcanic ash. Part of the “Escape from Pompeii” exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle. Don’t miss it!
We recently went to see the “Escape from Pompeii” exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle. It tells the story of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79CE and the attempted rescue of people in nearby Pompeii by the Roman navy. With lots of amazing exhibits, it’s a great exhibition and we’ll worth a visit.
Another part of the Bonjour Perth Festival that we enjoyed last weekend was the French car show.
Cars on display included a Citroen Traction Avant (above) and this pair of 2CVs.
And this pair of Alpine A110s, powered by Renault engines. The one on the left was built in 1966, and the one on the right is from 1976.
We also stopped to admire this vintage caravan at the Bonjour Perth Festival on the weekend. It was part of a market stall display and certainly caught our attention.