The Colosseum, Rome

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“Being to the Colosseum in Rome was a breath taking moment of my life. For the first time ever, I was at a place where I had already understood the history, and seen countless times before, although never in person. Walking in through the stone arcs was an experience unlike any other, akin to your first time riding a bike, or your first trip on your own. This day was a day of clouds, and drizzle, which is what i am used to as I am from the foggiest capital city in the world (St. John’s) ┬ábut to me, it was a day unlike any other. My mind still holds the taste of the air and the the sound of the crowds of people, enjoying the same monument that I was.”

Time Square, New York City

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“I went to New York city back in 2014, and man was it an eye opener. Never before in my life have I been surrounded by nothing but millions of people, and a sea of massive sky scrapers. From the point of view of somebody who is from a very rural province, this place was extremely smelly. Every turn, you could either taste the exhaust of cars in the air, or you could smell the all to often whiff of sewage. It also put right in my face the fact that most people who live in cities like New York, and even smaller, are almost always surrounded in a light haziness. The place was nice and all, but it was all to noisy for me to get to sleep, so that was the biggest dislike I had towards New York. I had a beautiful time enjoying the culture, and New York experience! The tall buildings were cool, the statue of liberty was cool, and so was the many attractions we did! Overall, I see why people like to go to New York City, but its not the favorite place for somebody from a small place like me.”

Venice Italy Skyline Photo

What an amazing place to be! What could one ask for besides being on small islands in the ocean, built mainly by pouring ancient fill and concrete over stilts, all while being surrounding by the shear sound of crowds of people, without the familiar revving of car and truck engines (as Venice is a walking city).

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“Venice, Italy. What an amazing place to be! What could one ask for besides being on small islands in the ocean, built mainly by pouring ancient fill and concrete over stilts, all while being surrounding by the shear sound of crowds of people, without the familiar revving of car and truck engines (as Venice is a walking city). The history that this group of island holds, is unbelievably vast, and you can feel it at every corner of the city. I snapped this image before I set foot for the first time on the main islands that make up the ancient city state! I thought that this was a beautiful, once in a life time shot ( as it is very expensive to travel from North America to Europe!) and decided to snap this one. A snapshot in time, that will forever be in my memory”