One of the things I loved seeing at Pompeii were the shopfronts. I loved seeing the counters, and imagining people standing around waiting for their food, negotiating, gossiping, and enjoying themselves. I took countless photos of these shopfronts, completely enchanted by the feelings they evoked.
It was really nice then to visit the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Pompeii exhibit (#ROMpeii) and see a reconstructed market stall. The part I liked the best were the amphorae set into the counters that visitors could try to lift to see how heavy they were. (Spoiler alert: very heavy!)
I really enjoyed seeing the reconstructed market, and it helped to bring life to my memories of the Pompeii streets I walked along in the fall.