Thursday, March 31, 2011

Villa d'Este

Field trip tomorrow to the wonderfully beautiful Villa d'Este!

Sketches and photos to follow ---


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Final Corviale Film

Well, here it is -- our final film for Corviale, check it  -- once again keep in mind I am not, nor have I ever considered myself a film director...

Link for this video ---


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Corviale film

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.


Monday, March 21, 2011

More from the parents visit

Just some more photos from me and the parent's visit to Roma!

Hill Train to Orvieto -- mom was 'thrilled' to ride this

Up the hill from the train station!

Great view!

Nice quiet Italian town...

little windy that day...

The Duomo in Orvieto -- Gothic Medieval style -- sweet!

Sweet masonry pattern!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Parents visit!

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...

Trevi Fountain

Piazza di Popolo

Arch of Titus

Basillica Nuova

Overlooking the Forum

Palletine Hill


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?!?!


North Italy trip pt 5


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

The bay

Canal with buildings on either sides covered in billboards?

Check it

Huge lake back here, but we werent allowed to see it...

Small canal 


tight spaces


Monday, March 14, 2011

North Italy trip pt 4

More pictures from my North field trip in Verona --

The real balcony from Romeo & Juliet 

people write their names on the wall here -- so naturally, i did too

Verona Arena

students sketching

Verona Theater

Brad and Paul having fun...

I heard they built this city on Rock and Roll

Verona Theater

Paul on the river

beautiful church