When in Rome, just relax...

15 04/14
15 04/14
And my final project is complete!

And my final project is complete!

15 04/14
Workin on a tree

Workin on a tree

12 04/14
It took me 3 months, but I finally finished David Copperfield by Charles Dickens! 
What a story…

I really appreciated the perspective of the book - a grown man reflecting on his own life and story. I think the best part is how genuine it feels the whole time reading it… Some people believe that’s because there is a bit of autobiography in it…

I love Dickens now! I love the thought an care he has for his characters. They feel very real… 

And with that:

"I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished." - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

It took me 3 months, but I finally finished David Copperfield by Charles Dickens!
What a story…

I really appreciated the perspective of the book - a grown man reflecting on his own life and story. I think the best part is how genuine it feels the whole time reading it… Some people believe that’s because there is a bit of autobiography in it…

I love Dickens now! I love the thought an care he has for his characters. They feel very real…

And with that:

"I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished." - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

12 04/14
It took me 3 months, but I finally finished David Copperfield by Charles Dickens! 
What a story…

I really appreciated the perspective of the book - a grown man reflecting on his own life and story. I think the best part is how genuine it feels the whole time reading it… Some people believe that’s because there is a bit of autobiography in it…

I love Dickens now! I love the thought an care he has for his characters. They feel very real… 

And with that:

"I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished." - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

It took me 3 months, but I finally finished David Copperfield by Charles Dickens!
What a story…

I really appreciated the perspective of the book - a grown man reflecting on his own life and story. I think the best part is how genuine it feels the whole time reading it… Some people believe that’s because there is a bit of autobiography in it…

I love Dickens now! I love the thought an care he has for his characters. They feel very real…

And with that:

"I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished." - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

12 04/14

Peggy Guggenheim collection

12 04/14

Funny little dance

12 04/14
12 04/14
12 04/14

Venice, Venice, Venice, Venice

12 04/14

I REALLY loved Venice! I don’t think I saw one car while I was there… just people, boats, water…
I don’t know why it’s so silly to me, but they use boats as public transportation! They have big “bus” boats, and then smaller “taxis” I couldn’t get over it the whole day!

Then of course the Gondolas! The men actually wear the striped shirts and funny hats. It’s really charming. 

I think what I loved most about Venice was how much art there was, everywhere. On any given street or alley there would be a shop with someone working on a painting, or a bunch of vendors set up with stands of their artwork while they finish up a watercolor. I found one little ceramics shop with a cute woman painting silly cats on her pottery. 

And then of course you have the Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. 
I tend to forget how much I like modern art until I’m staring at a Jackson Pollock work, or Alexander Calder. Or Henry MOORE! 
I spent 2 hours in that little museum and it was so pleasant, even with all the younger kids running around on their field trips. 

I could only spend about 9 hours in Venice, but I made the most of them by getting strategically lost exactly where I wanted to be (can you call that “lost” anymore?) to see as many little canals and gondolas, as many shops and cute buildings, churches, restaurants, and art galleries as I could. Napped on a park bench after feeding some pidgins, and got some gelato before jumping back on the long train home.

Yay, Venice!  

12 04/14
"

'It's impossible,' said pride.

'It's risky,' said experience.

'It's pointless,' said reason.

‘Give it a try,’ whispered the heart.

"
- author unknown (via pureblyss)

(via fabulouslyfreespirited)

07 04/14

Today’s adventures took me to parts of Rome I hadn’t seen yet! 
Beautiful views and spring-y experiences! 

I sort of love that I’ll never see the entire city, no matter how long I’m here. There’s always something new.

05 04/14
05 04/14