It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted on this blog. Originally, this was simply for a study abroad trip, but I’ve decided to use this as a personal blog as well. I’ll be periodically updating the blog with fun trips I’ve been on, school updates, or just ramblings of current events. Stay tuned! Advertisements Continue reading We’re Back!
Venice turned out to be a lot different in certain aspects than my preconceived notions and the expectations that I had before embarking on this trip. Before leaving, I thought that I had a pretty decent grasp on what Venetian culture and the actual city of Venice would be like. I thought it would be … Continue reading Venice Realized
After visiting Venice, I have become completely fascinated with many different aspects of the Venetian culture, but especially the campo. Campi, the plural of campo, is translated to open field in English. A campo is its own little community. Before bridges were built between them, they were completely separate from one another. An entire community … Continue reading Geertzian Analysis of the Campo
I chose the campo Santa Maria del Giglio because of its simple beauty and Baroque style architecture that seems to be less frequent around Venice. I loved the splashes of color on the buildings that litter the campo. The warm hues drew me in and kept me interested. This first building has a very simple architectural … Continue reading You, Me, and Our Campi
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Today we got up bright and early, hopped on the vaporetto to the train station, and boarded a train to Padova. Maybe it was the lack of sleep or being away from cars and bustling streets with stoplights, but it was slightly jarring exiting the train station and being thrust into modern day Italy. I … Continue reading Giotto’s Padova
Today was Tintoretto day, so let’s talk about arguably the most influential Italian painter in the history of Renaissance art. Before embarking on this study abroad trip, my knowledge of Tintoretto was very limited, meaning that I pretty much had only ever heard his name in passing and knew that he had painted the Last … Continue reading Tintoretto & the Lilies