Referencing back to many many posts ago, I mentioned a film about a community project we had to do research and a presentation for -- well, here is the rough draft of the film --- I am certainly NOT a filmmaker, so keep that in mind. Things will be moved around a bit, things added and taken away from this, I just thought I'd share with you what we have so far. Please feel free to leave any comments you'd like.
My parents got in a few days ago -- I'm sooo happy they're here! Ive just been hustling them around all over the city, trying to show them everything I can! They seem to really enjoy the city, and having a chance to hang out with me. We're all having a great time being in Rome!
waiting at the airport!
on top of Manuelle monument - Colosseum in the background
little rainy that day...
Piazza di Popolo
Arch of Titus
Overlooking the Forum
Arch of Constantine
Basillica S. Paolo -- if you look closely you can see Pops --he's really little!
Rome at night
Tiber River Island
Lunch in Ostia on the beach!
Castel S. Angelo
Ara Pacis with Pops
she's a little tuckered out, can't imagine why?!?!
Venice, our last stop of the trip -- It was an interesting city, its awful hard to describe too... All of us students seemed to have different feelings about it, I'll try and share mine. The city is alive. Noise and activity fill the air, people fill the small crowded streets. No cars, just boats. You cross a canal every now and then, if you can figure your way through tiny, tight, windy paths followed by large open piazzas -- (with grass hardly anywhere). It seemed too claustrophobic to me, if i had to choose a word to describe it. I was lost almost the entire time -- no sense of direction, and stress continued to mount as the paths and streets were packed full of tourists. The water - polluted and discolored, the air - a bit of haze from the exhaust from the boats.
Places to take pictures were plentiful, the idea of the city is wonderful and amazing. The little shops and restaurants were fantastic, the street vendors sold very interesting things, and the art was top notch. All in all, i guess you could say I really liked it, and i really didnt like it at the same time. Here are some of my pics!
Church by the bay
Canal with buildings on either sides covered in billboards?
Huge lake back here, but we werent allowed to see it...