Robert (left) and Michael Baigent (right) in their hard hats about to enter the Oracle of the Dead at Baia
On the glass-bottomed boat through which one can view the submerged ruins off the coast at Baia
With Jane Baigent at Pompeii
Robert is whispering something very silly in my ear in this photo taken at Cuma near Naples with Jane Baigent. Michael Baigent took the photo. This is where the Sybil would lead you in ancient times to consult her oracle and foretell the future.
Having a rest at Pompeii.
It is a massive area and cannot be seen in a day. This is a deeply poignant place and there are many little glimpses of ancient Roman life which are quite overwhelming.
The streets of Pompeii are endless and melancholy. Pompeii is much bigger than you can possibly imagine, and exhausting to try to explore it all in a day
I provide more than moral support when Robert takes some time-lapse photographs of antiquities
I took this at Pompeii and it is one of my favourite photos of Robert. He was absorbed in his own photographs and having a rest between shots.
Robert inside a Pompeiian courtyard, camera at the ready
Michael Baigent and Robert relaxing after lunch at a tranquil restaurant at Pompeii. Robert was drinking limoncello made by the proprietor’s wife, which was so delicious he was tempted to settle at Pompeii so as never to be parted from it!
Positano from the sea
White Oxen in an Easter Parade in Florence