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A glimpse at Rome

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My time is Europe is always nonstop. Its a challenge to stop as much as it is in the States. Don’t get me wrong I have had uninterrupted chats with friends over coffee, lunch, glasses of wine the last couple of weeks. Its nice not being completely attached to my iPhone or other electronic devices.

I left my computer back in Paris and my cell phone didn’t have an Italian SIM card so I was catching email when I could walking through the streets of Rome or back at my airbnb apartment.

Paris has been a comfort for me the last few years. I know how to zip around the city by foot or metro and my french is improving. The city feels like a second home more than anything. Italy was my first love and will always be. Its where I first studied abroad and was bit by the travel bug 11 years ago but being back in Italy felt foreign. My first couple of trips to Rome I did not like the city at all. It was filled with graffiti, pick pockets, and lets be honest it wasn’t Florence. Although in the last couple of years it has been calling me back. It took a while but I am glad I decided to go back and give it another go.

To be perfectly honest I arrived on a sunny 80 degree October day in Rome. Palm trees lined the streets with packed cafes serving pasta and cappuccinos on every corner. What’s not to love? I grabbed a chair at the closest busy cafe pulled out a map and a menu and was set to explore.

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To be continued…

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NYC Subway Series Continues

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I am busy getting ready for this weekends Gold Coast Fair here in Chicago. If you are in the area stop by this weekend at booth 142. I wanted to add another subway to my growing subway series from NYC. This peach and navy blue subway car is from the 1960’s.

Afternoon Light in Burano, Italy

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Lighting for a photographer is key. My favorite time is early in the morning but right before sunset is a great time for light. Its called the Golden Hour. Everything seems to glow at this time of day. My day in Burano I was so distracted by the beauty that I got lost. Which thank goodness I eventually made my way back to the water but not before getting some great shots.

Place des Vosges

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A trip to Paris is not complete without a walk through the oldest planned square in Paris. Place des Vosges is located in the Marais section of Paris and once housed the famous writer Victor Hugo. Today you can find kids and adults enjoying the park that is set on the grounds inside the square. There are also great restaurants and shops lining the outside which makes for great people watching.

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