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Sooo I recently found this website, and I’m a little obsessed with it! It’s wonderful! Lots of upcoming events in Florence and the surrounding Tuscany…really interesting articles on the arts, nightlife, music, food and wine…everything you’d want to check out! I love it! Wish I had seen it before I went abroad!
HAPPY 538th BIRTHDAY MICHELANGELO!!
Soooo after you study one artist for a semester, and get to go and see almost all of his work, it’s only natural to become obsessive! It was such an amazing class and experience! So here’s to the man that lived his long and eventful life, which we then learned about! The man, the myth, and the legend! I’m so fortunate to have been able have this Michelangelo Seminar experience. Definitely my favorite class abroad! Missing Guido and my classmates! <3
(Some works I don’t have…didn’t take pictures of…the Bacchus, the works at the Casa Buonarroti (Battle of the Centaurs, and Madonna of the Steps), Dying/Rebellious Slaves (from the Louvre, as well as the other prisoners from the Accademia…no photos in the Accademia..), Doni Tondo (painting in Uffizi), the Last Judgement (Sistine Chapel), and so many other works of architecture and drawings and unfinished or partly worked on works of sculpture.)
(Wed. March 6th, 2013)
“Io fu già quel che voi sete: e quel ch’i’ son voi a[n]co[r] sarete”.
I once was what you are and what I am you also will be.
A detail of Masaccio’s Holy Trinity in the church of Santa Maria Novella. I remember learning this when I was in 10th grade (my first art history class) and just being in a kind of awe. For some reason it has stuck with me.
Here is a list of my favorites…
-Gelateria Santa Trinita
-Gelateria dei Neri
-Pasta- Yellow Bar, Osteria Il Gatto e La Volpe
-Pizza- Gusta Pizza
-Uffizi Cafe (in the Uffizi)
BEST MEAL IN ITALY-
Trattoria Anna Maria in Bologna, Italy
Granted, with my program I didn’t eat out in Florence much because I usually ate dinner with my host family…so I didn’t get to explore much of the restaurants. But here is just a few of my favorites. (But the gelateria…I definitely explored! Haha)
Just did a quick count of how many gelato eating pictures I have from my abroad time…and the number is about 30 some pictures (and that’s barely anything because I stopped taking pictures every time I had a gelato because it would be too much haha). I’m going to have to make a collage soon! :) And the funny thing was that when I was looking through my pictures with my mind on gelato….even if I didn’t take a picture of it, I still remember that soon after many of the pictures were taken I went and got some gelato!! And even better…I remember where I got it and how good my gelato was!
Oh man…I definitely miss my daily dose of gelato! Nothing quite compares to it here…