The whole world has heard of Pompeii and the catastrophe that befell it. The catastrophe itself is what made the ancient roman city famous, along with the volcano Vesuvius that caused the destruction.
When the sun goes down and night begins to unfurl its black folds everything seems to quiet down a little, even in big metropolitan cities. Though there are the cities that never quite sleep, even there at night it is a little bit slower, fewer cars in traffic and many people off to bed.
In the chilly wet landscape of Scotland, far North, two very distinct archipelagoes dot the Atlantic Ocean. They are called the Northern Islands and are made up of the Orkney and Shetland archipelagoes. Windswept and at the mercy of the northern bitter winter bite, these little islands might not even look inhabited, yet there have been people living there ever since antiquity.
Driving into the city or walking within cities, we might see signs of artistic expressions etched on buildings or walls in the form of graffiti. They sometimes come into view as the beautification of an ugly structure, a call to attention, or a vandalization, all at the same time depending on who you may ask.