I couldn’t resist the on-the-nose title. Although “Head Like a Hole” is the actual song running through my head right now.
This image is a microcosm of the ruins of Pompeii. There are walls, everywhere. Holes, everywhere. This is a place of contradiction: so much preserved, and so much destroyed. And if you look hard enough, you can see echoes of the past — blurred in the background, just beyond what your senses can clearly detect, but they are there.
Pompeii is haunting, compelling, unnerving, and absolutely beautiful. Not sure I captured all that in my photograph, but I gave it a try.
Shot on iPhone 8.
More Pompeii thoughts in my previous post, Coffins and Keyholes