I am condensing the rest of the trip into one post because it has taken me two months to post these.
The last week of the trip I went to Florence and Rome. I liked Florence best probably because it was more confined and less vehicular traffic. I will admit that in both cities I was a bit lonely. I walked a TON and got to draw anywhere I wanted but I did not like the lines and zillions of people. So I opted to go where there were not a lot of people like the cemetery or the Boboli Gardens.
I was inspired by the architecture and loved the narrow streets. I just think it would have been even better with my crazy and chaotic family.
|View from my hotel room|
|The murals were amazing|
|as was the stone work|
|this is marble|
|This to scale drawing of the coliseum was created in the 1700's|
|I took this photo not for the famous marble statues and fountains, but because of all the people.|
I tired not to be overwhelmed by the number of selfies taking place. What has our society become?
|aqueducts - the engineering and ingenuity amazed me|