The main event! Pompeii was different than I expected. I had seen many pictures of the plaster casts of people, and expected a lot more of that. Instead, we just saw casts near the entrance to what turned out to be a very large town. We walked up and down streets, peered into shops, walked into houses, admired the art, visited a coliseum, viewed political graffiti. It’s an amazingly rich site and there is still much more to be uncovered.