Posts tagged ‘Italy’

January 10, 2012

Rome, until we meet again

The above pictures are the street I lived on in Trastevere, the building that I lived in, and my favourite vintage scooter that I passed by every day.  It was sad to leave Rome, but it is time to move on to the next season of my life.  Rome is an amazing city and I certainly recommend that anyone go and get to know it.  It is where the sun always shines, the water always flows, and layered histories reside in every wall and cobblestone.

… And finally, after a rerouted flight of almost fifteen hours with stops in a windy Brussels and an expansive airport in Washington D.C., I was greeted by a beautiful sunset before diving into a cloudy Southern Ontario.  Home!

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January 10, 2012

Last sights of Rome – part 2

Before I left Rome I made sure to go to the Vatican Museums, and visit the Trevi Fountain one last time so that I could toss in a coin and make a wish!  Supposedly if you toss a coin into the Trevi it means that you will return again someday.  So, Rome, until we meet again!

January 10, 2012

Last sights of Rome – part 1

In December Rome soon became adorned in beautiful Christmas lights!  In the Piazza Navona there was a Christmas market that had a merry-go-round, game booths, and booths selling everything from large Nutella donuts, cotton candy, toys and souvenirs of all kinds, and nativity figurines galore!  On a Sunday evening I went to a mass at St. Peters Basilica.

January 9, 2012

Canadian Thanksgiving in Italy

Our architecture class enjoyed a wonderful potluck dinner together to celebrate Canadian thanksgiving when we were in Rome.  There were a grand totals of six turkeys, incalculable bottles of wine, and a delicious pumpkin pie with a familiar looking face!

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January 9, 2012

Introducing… Alexander the Little

Alexander the Little is an explorer and my constant travel companion.  He comes with me everywhere I go.  He is only an inch tall and so conveniently fits in my wallet.  He is so little that it is hard to take pictures of him, but I still like to try and document some of our adventures!  Next stop for Alexander…. Uganda!


Alexandre le Petit en Suisse

Alexandre le Petit en France

Alessandro il Piccolo in Italia

Alexander Kidogo katika Uganda

January 3, 2012

Night in Rome

December 11, 2011

And last but certainly not least, Venezia!!

December 11, 2011


December 11, 2011

More Carlo Scarpa

Our class was lucky enough to visit several Carlo Scarpa projects during our North field trip.  This was the first time I had seen any of his work, and what I liked about it was the sheer devotion to an overall architectural language in his projects as well as his attention to detail.  The first project we visited by him was his renovation of the Castelvecchio in Verona (see the previous post).  The following day we visited the Museum of sculptor Antonia Canova, and the Brion Cemetery, both of which he designed an addition.  One thing I appreciate about Carlo Scarpa is that he is well known for very few and yet very rich projects.  It shows that it is possible for quality and intensity to dominate quantity, although I’m sure that Scarpa poured his soul into these buildings.

December 11, 2011