Friday, July 6, 2012

#WhenInRome: Literary

You know you're an English major when...

1)  ...your photo teacher points out that a significant portion of your photographs have words/text in them.  For example...

Or your pictures are of bookstores...

2) ...bookstores make you ridiculously happy. I walked into an English bookstore near my apartment today, and I wanted to cry I was so excited. I bought two books and got 10% off because I'm a student. FTW!!

I could probably come up with a million more of these; however, I will spare you.  In other recent news...

My photo class is so cool.  We are basically instructed to get lost (as a group, of course) and simply observe our environment and photograph anything that stands out to us.  This seems to good to be true. Well, so far, it's not. It's just amazing. Also, we take afternoon stops to get coffee. I'm extremely okay with this. Three words: granita con panna. It's like slushy espresso layered with whipped cream. No explanation needed. IT'S DELICIOUS.

Rome is filled with sundry incredible works of art.  Yes, they're amazing to behold but learning about them and all of the meaning even the seemingly minuscule details hold makes them all even more brilliant.  Our professor lectured in the Vatican Museum on Wednesday, ending at the Sistine Chapel.  I spent about 20 minutes just staring at Michelangelo's masterpiece. And when I was done there (can one ever be done staring at this ceiling?), I traipsed back to Raphael's room, passing a Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci on my way. This place is a treasure trove! 

Realizations from today...
*I will always need my mama
*I really hope Kindles, etc. don't put REAL books out of print
*Rome is amazing - oh, wait, I realize this EVERY day :)

I'm off to Southern Italy! Ciao!


  1. Your bookstore adventures/pictures with words sounds like something I would do, haha. And people like me will (hopefully) ensure that books never go out of print. I refuse to buy a Kindle or anything of the sort :)
    Glad to hear you're having a good time!

  2. Yes, Meredith! We'll stick together and revolt against the Kindle business haha. You would love the bookstore by my apartment! Hope camp is AMAZING :)