Author Archives: Marty Luster

VIDEO: Blackburn Challenge 2017

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Vesuvius Burning at Night

IMG_3815The fires continued this morning spreading a heavy layer of smoke throughout the region.

This photo was taken last night from our lodging near Massa Lubrense, about 13 miles from the mountain.

We learned that fires on Visuvius occur every several years  and generally  burn for about  week.

Photo by Yitzchak Luster


Vesuvius is Burning

IMG_3796Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano whose massive eruption buried the ancient town of Pompeii in 79AD,is. burning again. This time it’s not due to a volcanic eruption,but instead, a massive wildfire has spread across its flanks. Access to the mountain has been prohibited and some areas have been evacuated.

This photo was taken from Sorrento, across Naples Bay.






Postcard From Rome

L1010542Barbara and I are here with Ann, Jonathan, Shanti and Raj. Tomorrow we go to Massa Lubrensi, outside of Sorrento, where we will be met by Brian, Karen and Yitz with Priva arriving the following day for week’s stay. Temps here in the 90s with low humidity. Regards to all.


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