Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daydreaming of Italy

This past summer marked four years since I spent time studying art in Italy. I was thinking about it today and so wishing I was there right now. What an amazing experience that was. I fished through my photographs and thought I would post a few of my favorites. One of them is displayed below, in a previous post, along with a beautiful portrait, courtesy of Picture to Portrait.

Enjoy a taste of Italy!

Our gondola ride in Venice... our gondolier's name was Bond... James Bond.

The Colosseum... notice all the pock marks? That was from the builders of all of the cathedrals in Rome coming and taking the white marble from the Colosseum... the pock marks mark the nails where the marble use to be intact. I had no idea the Colosseum used to be covered in white marble.

Gorgeous views in Venice. I could take pictures all day long there. Everywhere you look it is a picture for a calendar or National Geographic.

Fountains at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City... so beautiful. The water is drinkable because it comes right from the aquaducts.

Another gorgeous gondola shot.

The fruit stands in Italy were unlike anything I have ever seen. GORGEOUS!

I caught this picture at dusk one night as we were heading out to dinner. Just an old woman looking out her window. Totally poetic. I love the colors of this building.

Columns in St. Peter's Square.

Vatican City at dusk... with small gipsy boats down below. I love this bridge.

Looking up the winding spiral stair case in the Vatican Museum. Such an amazing place. I cried at one point.

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