When I am not roaming the streets of Florence sampling Italian cuisine, writing, looking through a camera lens or sitting at a cafe sipping a latte, I am in class. At my university I am enrolled in two classes: Advanced Magazine Editing and Media Photography. Both classes are challenging and enjoyable in their own ways.
The objective of the advanced magazine editing class is to create a complete magazine about the Florence study abroad experience for future study abroad stud
Late Post: This was supposed to be published the day I wrote it when I was in Italy. Unfortunately the internet was moody and decided to save it a a draft instead….
So here it is now months later. After hiking up a really steep hill to Michelangelo’s Plaza, I had the chance to shoot some sunset and night photos. This was my first nighttime photo shoot. I will soon have some amazing pictures, if they turn out how I think they did. During the day, I crashed a fashion photo sho
The larger towns in Italy are composed of tiny side-by-side shops that line streets so narrow that anything bigger than a MINI Cooper will struggle to wind its way through. Outside of these larger towns lies the sudden, sprawling, countryside which intermingles with various industrial fortresses. As I rode the bus to Florence I would see a lone field full of crops, a small farmhouse, then nothing but trees and flowers, and out of nowhere a Prada factory.
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Before entering Vatican City everyone had to go through metal detectors and get their bags checked. It reminded me of going through airport security which instantly stressed me out. However, once I entered Vatican City, I realized it was actually a peaceful place, and a really nice break from the busy Roman city life I had been running through the day before. As we toured the city it was very calm and happy. I felt as if I was at Disneyland except there were no crazy carnival
Today I traveled by bus to Florence, Italy. Florence is where I will be spending the remainder of my time in Italy and I couldn’t be more excited. I have moved into my new apartment that overlooks a very (very, very) busy and loud street. During our last dinner in Rome I had some time (3 hours to be exact, dinners take a lot longer in Italy than in the states) to discuss my favorite sights with all of my new friends. I loved getting to see the Trevi Fountain and the Coliseum,
In Italy, the middle ages gave way to the construction of new buildings. Instead of tearing down old buildings in Rome, new buildings were built on top of older ones. The site of Largo del Torre Argentina is just a small part of the old underground Roman city that is currently being excavated by archaeologists. Supposedly this area is where Julius Caesar met his end.
This site also happens to be the home of many cats who would otherwise be homeless. These cats are vaccinated
This week I am in Rome. The food here is terrific, the traffic is crazy and every building is so beautiful and old. After this week I will be studying in Florence for the rest of June. The view from my hotel room The Tiber River A dessert of chocolate cheesecake and pistachio cheesecake. Italian cheesecake does not taste like American cheesecake, its consistency is not as dense. Also it is not as sweet, but much more flavorful. One of the many beautiful fountains in Rome. Gra