There isn’t too much going on in my life right now, just classes, homework, and clubs. It’s not too hectic since I’m slacking and only taking 12 credits this semester, but my procrastination habits are bringing me down.
And now continuing with Europe…
Day 5: Venice, Italy
My second day in Venice involved barely any walking since my dad and my brother insisted on taking the city bus…or should i say boat. :) Boat rides are super relaxing with the waves crashing and the sun shining down. If only NJ Transit incorporated boats into their modes of transportation.The gondolas in Venice were absolutely gorgeous; I swear you could get married in one. There’s dark red and gold cushions and tassles and it’s just amazing. I don’t think I’d ever ride in one though since the prices are ridiculously high.
My mom was being really cute that day when I asked her to take my pictures for this blog. She saw a random alley way and told me to walk so she could get some shots. I think she was more into it than I was. :)
(If only I had a boat like the one above…)
We revisited St. Mark’s Square in the day time. It’s still very romantic but more lively (and obviously brighter). My mom went camera happy here too while the male members of the family stood around waiting. :P
I finally noticed that their street lamps were pink! How gorgeous is that?
Until next time! :)
(dolman shirt delia*s, gray tank american apparel, jeans delia*s, sandals unionbay, bag liz clairborne, belt italian leather market)
so it’s been about two weeks at college and it’s a lot different than last year. i’ve met a bunch of the freshmen on the floor and the ones i’ve met so far are awesome. i have to admit it’s nice being a sophomore instead of a freshman ;)
i’m currently taking a honors seminar called Physics and Photography and I had to buy a manual camera (Promaster) that i’m still figuring out how to use. On Sunday I have to develop my own negatives and I’m pretty damn scared. Especially loading the film from the camera into the light tight canister in pitch black darkness. wish me luck! :)
Now to continue on with my Europe Trip (I still have so many more outfits to go!)
Day 4 (Night): Venice, Italy
The second part of my fourth day was spent in Venice. We got there in the evening and the sun was setting. Our hotel room had a view of the grand canal and it was just absolutely breathtaking.
view from my hotel room
Out of all the cities I went to in Europe, Venice was definitely my favorite. Venice was even more gorgeous during the night time. St. Mark’s square was full of gondolas, soft lighting, live classical music, and couples walking hand in hand and stealing kisses from one another. Even my brother had to admit that Venice was one of the most romantic places on earth. :)
st. mark's square
(not wearing any make-up, way too tired that night)
the shot above isn’t that amazing since i was in a hurry to get the father with his child dancing to the live music. :)
looking gross on the rialto bridge :)
and i’ll end with a picture of the grand canal from the rialto bridge. why are night pictures so difficult to take? practice makes perfect i guess.
until next time, jen
(beige sweater zara, belt italy, ruffle skirt f21, necklace vatican museum, sandals unionbay)
college has been awesome so far. my classes are pretty awesome (i’m already starting to procrastinate), i have fridays off (thank god) and i’m meeting a bunch of new people. i hope it stays this fabulous :)
i’m going out in a little while to a frat party (not my favorite) with two of my favorite boys on the floor. we have a pretty bad ratio but i know someone who’s an ultimate creeper who will let us in ;) now continuing with europe!
Day Four: Florence, Italy
standing on the ponte vecchio bridge. it was super crowded and most of the stores were jewelry stores. the morning sunlight made for some gorgeous photos:
i saw a few people painting the bridge a distance away. it looked so relaxing. sometimes i wish i could just wake up, sit next to a river, and paint all morning :)
this pose isn’t natural haha. i was copying a statue outside of the uffizi gallery (not pictured). the line was really long so i snapped a shot or two. florence is such a lovely city.
until next time!
(pink tank forever 21, white tank urban outfitters, floral skirt wet seal, boyfriend cardigan delia*s)
so classes started today and i just got back from my first class: introduction to world literature. it seems pretty interesting and not too boring but only time will tell right? i know a few people in that class so i’m pretty excited. i have human ecology in a few hours with one of my old friends so that’ll be interesting despite the subject. :)
now time to continue my european diary :)
Day 3: Pisa & Florence
pisa is gorgeous, let me just say that. seeing everything in person versus seeing something through your own eyes are two completely different feelings.
the humidity in italy didn’t do much for my hair. can anyone say sun damage? i should really use some kind of spf leave-in conditioner.
hellooooo mr. leaning tower of pisa. or would it be ms. leaning tower?
next we took a short train to florence which is a really beautiful city. a lot of stores, perfect for shopping (although i didn’t shop due to the male members of my family). :)
there’s a booty shot for you guys. i got to break in my converses from all of the walking. i’m not one to take good care of anything material so my shoes got pretty dirty. at least i didn’t fall into a puddle of mud (which i tend to do in heels).
above is the beautiful Palazzo Vecchio; it used to be a huge meeting area back in the day where annoucements would be given. i saw the copy of the infamous David. if you look closely in the picture you can see David looking oh-so-handsome in the shadows.
one last note: why are trees in italy so freaking gorgeous??? new jersey has plenty of trees, but none like the ones in italy.
until next time, jen
( cardigan delia*s, tank urban outfitters, shorts pacsun, necklace vatican museum, sneakers converse, fringed bag liz clairborne)
so i got home yesterday afternoon and i’ve never been happier to snuggle in my own bed. you never realize how comfortable home is until you leave it. my next 8-10 posts will be my days in europe, even though i’m home, since internet in europe wasn’t the best.
Day 2: Rome, Italy
on my second day in italy i went to vatican city. the line was damn long for the vatican museum but not so bad for st. peter’s cathedral. and sadly, as expected, no surprise visits from the pope. i was hoping we’d become the best of friends. :( isn’t the architecture just gorgeous? europe always amazes me with all the detailing and hardwork that went into these buildings.
(shirt wet seal, jeans delia*s, scarf delia*s, shoes unionbay, bag liz clairborne)
i’m moving into college tonight and i’m so super excited. i get to see some of my favorite people in the world. the one thing i’m nervous about is seeing my ex-boyfriend again. he’s moving in on sunday and we’re living on the same floor, same building. isn’t life great sometimes?
i’ll finish this entry with an illegal picture i captured of the sistine chapel ceiling (thank you mr. michelangelo):
gorgeous, no? until next time.