August 27, 2012

When in Rome... part 7

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The last photos from Rome, I think. Domes in different churches and lovely atmosphere with flowers and paintings for sale at Piazza Navona.

August 23, 2012

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

I wish I was better at writing about the books I read, but apparently I tend to forget it. Anyway, this is a book I think deserves a recommendation; Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.

It has been on my reading list for years, but have been waiting for the "right time" to read it. Sometimes I come across books I know I'll like and then I keep procrastinating, because I like to know that I still have this great reading experience to look forward to. Do you know the feeling?

Anyway, I was right about Prep, it was a good read. It takes place on a boarding school and the story is told by Lee Fiora. She is a very thoughtful and insecure teenager, who feels different and is one of the outsiders.
Curtis Sittenfeld describes life as a teenager pretty well, I could recognize a lot of Lee's thoughts from myself when I was her age. Several times I thought of how happy I am, that I don't have to be a teenager again, haha! It was fun to read about Lee's life at the school and at the end I just wanted to know what happened to all of the students.

August 14, 2012

When in Rome... part 6

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Random details from Rome. I'm thinking about making some changes on the blog, not sure how and when, but I definitely need some changes around here. Hopefully, I'll make up my mind soon.

August 8, 2012

When in Rome... part 5

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I had an afternoon off to do whatever I wanted, so I went on a walk around the city, all by myself. I don't think I've ever walked around in a foreign city before without company, but it felt good. Just to walk around without any destination. I went to Isola Tiberina and strolled around. It was a special place, very tranquil compared to the rest of the city. Those colourful bottles in the river are kind of beautiful.

August 6, 2012

The Kandinsky Effect

THE KANDINSKY EFFECT from Manu Meyre on Vimeo.

A painting by Wassily Kandinsky in motion (+jazz). Kandinsky's use of geometric shapes and lots of colours has always fascinated me, so I think this video is pretty cool. It's made by a jazz trio called "The Kandinsky Effect", you can check out more of their music here.

August 2, 2012

When in Rome... part 4

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As you might have noticed, if you have followed my blog for some time, I am not good at taking photos of people, but I am trying to get better. In Rome our teachers gave us a task, "take photos of different ways to sit down and places to sit". It was a lot of fun to take those photos, plus I got some photos very different from what I usually would take. I think I should give myself some photo challenges every once in a while.