The Italian Alps

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Took this photo while flying to Italy last year, the alps from the Italian airspace.

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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)  but 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.”

Lost in Venice, Italy

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“Me, my friend Matt, and Nick all decided to break away from the group due to the fact we had 5 hours of free time. After wondering around for about a half hour, we stopped into a pub to grab a drink, and try that oh so famous Italian pizza. Unfortunately for all three of us, we we’re not feeling the best from all the travel the night before, so we could only eat half of our cheese pizzas, so we ended up getting another drink each. After we payed, we decided to just get as lost as we can, because Venice is only so big, and you can only walk so far on this small island. We ended up getting lost for hours, which led to me snapping some of the best pictures of my entire photography career. This is a photo of one of the many squares in Venice, from the balcony of one of the museums.”

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”

Florence Clock Tower with Sun/Sky Backdrop

The history that was under my feet is what got me really intrigued after this photo though. All the time that I spent in Florence, it was like the historical knowledge that I had was amplified and my understanding was expanded.

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“This photo was taken while I was in Florence, Italy. I took this photo because I thought that this old building looked like it was in perfect unison with the sky backdrop. With the suns rays just barely glazing off the camera lens, I thought it was a perfect picture.

The history that was under my feet is what got me really intrigued after this photo though. All the time that I spent in Florence, it was like the historical knowledge that I had was amplified and my understanding was expanded. As I walked, all that I could bring myself to think about was all the battles between Romans and Greeks and Mongols and so many others that were possibly fought where today, stands this beautiful clock tower.”