|The staircase inside the Vatican museum.|
This staircase depicts how the past three months have gone, into a spiral so fast that I barely know where they went. I returned from Italy a little over a week ago. I would love to post all the photos however, there were over 2000 and it took me a long time to get them down to 800 for an album. I worked away at that as soon as I returned and am happy to report that they are all in the album, that weights more than my art history book freshman year of college.
I don't know how to put into words how I feel about Italy, other than to say it had the same magic thirteen years after the first time I went there. Having some life under my belt did help me appreciate it even more, and the art history knowledge from college also contributed to really full experience. I loved every moment!
It was really nice to see Sandra mesmerized by the artwork, the food, and the culture. Seeing things that are so old, and still functioning has an effect on the soul. It makes you ponder who came before and how many people have walked the same path. I will say that if you are thinking of going to Italy, March was a great time, the weather was gorgeous, everything was green and blooming, and the crowds were minimal.
|Typical deli with fromagi and delicious cured meats|
|The mesmerizing Trevi Fountain|
|Sculpture in the marble hall at the Vatican Museum|
|The hall of geography, gorgeous details in these frescoes maps.|
|Santa Croche- my favorite church in Florence.|
|One of the many many many, paper stores in Florence|
|The place that changed me, so long ago.|