Friday, March 29, 2013

Mount Vesuvius

We took a train to Erculaneum from Naples to visit the ticking time bomb - Mount Vesuvius. It was this volcano that erupted on 24 August in 79AD and destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum killing around 16000 people. Its last eruption was in 1944 during World War II when it killed around 50 people and destroyed planes of the Allied forces in Italy.

Just outside the Erculaneum station we took a mini bus to Mount Vesuvius. The climb from where the bus dropped us was a steep 800m and took us half an hour.

Once on top we walked around the lip of the crater and saw smoke emanating from some parts of the volcano. It was a pretty scary sight. Experts warn that a future major eruption cannot be predicted but it would be devastating.

The view of the bay of Naples from the top is amazing. And they have thoughtfully placed benches up there so that the tourists can sit and relax and enjoy the views. I could not have 

asked for a better place to sit and sip on the rejuvenating Black Dog, a very fine Scotch. The feeling as the golden liquid flowed down my throat was amazing. An amazing scotch - the 

Black Dog at an amazing location. Could not spend much time there however as we had to get down to our bus to get back. Once back in the Hotel in Naples I continued my affair with Black Dog.

A new dimension to Living in Style!


Drink responsibly.


  1. great capture, must be a very fun experience

  2. Wow...that looks scary but nice! Enjoy~

  3. Another great one!
    I'm enjoying parts of Europe through your posts:)(without Black Dog though:()
    Thank you Deepak:)

    1. Thank you Amit.

      Glad you are enjoying.

  4. I read in Mahabharatha that a dog accompanied Youdhistir and in fact he was a god in disguise. Here i also find an identical case but is your Black Dog is a god? i suggest you better reverse the bottle to feel it. Dog on reversing becomes God.

    1. :) Love your interpretation.
      But Black Dog scotch is named after a fishing fly used for angling and has nothing to do with canines. :)