Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dreaming of Rome

I spent one day and two nights in Rome last summer.  I had just been in Madrid for four weeks doing urban design research thanks to the amazing Metropolitan Design Center in Minneapolis.  I decided that after my research was over, I wanted to visit at least one more place as long as I was already in Europe anyway. When I thought of where I would want to go, only one country continually came to mind.


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Upon arrival in the city I was completely enchanted.  Well first I was lost.  But when I finally found my hostel I was enchanted.  Everything about Rome was magical.  As an architecture student, I was just blown away by all of the history in the city.  I can vividly remember turning a corner and seeing the Pantheon right in front of me for the first time.  It may seem ridiculous, but it literally took my breath away and I could not stop smiling.  There were so many buildings and plazas that I had studied in class after class and in lecture after lecture and now I was finally seeing them face to face.  I can't wait to go back again someday.


  1. I felt the same when when I was in Rome. The architecture was stunning. These pictures make me miss it so badly!

  2. gorgeous pictures, I'm jealous that you were there even for a short while!

  3. I have never been there, but it is definitely on my list! These photos are gorgeous! I am especially loving the pink flower one!
    Hope you're having a great day!
    xo Hannah

  4. I can't wait to go one day...lucky you got to go once already! =D

  5. Okay, I'm dumb. I totally thought these were your pictures for a second and was crazy impressed. Nonetheless, these are still gorgeous pictures and a gorgeous city. I've gotten to go once and I hope to go back one day, it's amazing!

  6. Wow! I'm super jealous that you got to visit Rome! I loved reading about your adventure

    P.S. - Did you get the job at Anthro?

  7. I loved Rome, but when you go back you definitely have to go to Florence! such a gorgeous city!

  8. gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer

  9. Nice photos, looks amazing out there!

    Have a nice day xoxo