A photo journal of my travels in Rome with the University of Washington Creative Writing program.
The first shot is of Joe's which becomes my home base. Next we look out into the Campo market, and the old man who watches over it. Then Courtney and I walked around the city to the Spanish Steps.
We meet other students as everyone arrives and are assigned apartments.
This was our first group outing. We broke open champagne and wine at Rick's apartment, listened to a few recitations, and check out the view. Then we were off to the Capitoline for our first student recitations to formally kick of…
First morning meeting was at the Pantheon. I was excited because I'd never seen the Pantheon before... then I arrived to realize I had. Love the oculus.
This church was just around the corner. We were joined by University of Washington President Emmert and his wife. The piazza outside was set a stage for the church and was a study in symmetry.
Piazza del Popolo and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo. Two amazing Caravaggio pieces inside.
This is the end of our walk for the morning. We break at the top of the hill at the Villa Borghese.
There were no cameras allowed in San Clemente. This is a few shots of the ruins (just besides the Forum) on the way to the church, and dogs who came to join us and play in the fountain at the lecture in the park just beside San Cl…
First we saw Borromini's staircase at the Galleria Barberini, then went to Bernini's Chiesa di Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, and then Borromini's S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. Both have persevered as originally designed, which is a f…
I was intrigued by the short doors and the angel with leaden wings. Then coming down the stairs and very much lost in thought I happened into the poor gentleman with the mangled nose.
Hadrian's Villa was a vast emptiness of what majesty would have been... Villa d'Este is what majesty remains.
Great sculpture, a hermaphrodite, mummy and Livia's Garden. Loved the bookstore too.
We took a tour of the hills of Rome, featuring the Equiline Hill. This guy was a riot.
We had a wine tasting in Orvietto, and my cohort presented our final pieces. Then a few folks caught zzzz's on the train ride back home.
The Tiberside Theatre presents Julius Caesar
We paid respects to John Keats, the beloved poet who wrote the poem we memorized "Ode on a Grecian Urn".
First I met Cesarina, then my world became a whole lot brighter!