What a beautiful picture from Italy is a place I've always wanted to visit! The Forum, Rome - Province of Rome Lazio. I first saw it around this time. It was closed so we walked up Palatine Hill which gives great views and the Forum cats start coming out.
In the year 79 AD, Italy& Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds.
Gorgeous Mosaic Staircase in San Francisco by Martin Taylor. The Avenue Tiled Steps project has been a neighborhood effort to create a beautiful mosaic running up the risers of the 163 steps located at and Moraga in San Francisco.