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  1. Ammy says:

    Four Rivers fountain, by Bernini, 1648-51, Piazza Navona, Rome.

    This picture was taken after I presented Gian Lorenzo Bernini on July 1st, 2013.

    Quick Fact: They represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Río de la Plata representing the Americas.

  2. Ammy says:

    On June 30, 2013 Musei Vaticani
    We waited so long in line, but it honestly did not feel like that. There was so much the eyes were witnessing that it literally had no time to pondered or record the minutes waiting in line. It was amazing to see so much people, so early during a sunday morning. We must have arrived like around 9 am and waited at least two hours in line.

    The following is a sketch of a building I drew while in line to entered the Musei Vaticani.

  3. Ammy says:

    Friday June 28, 2013

    Galleria dell’Accademia-Florence
    The statue of David is located on the ground floor.

    Free Write on David
    “Nor has there ever been seen a pose so fluent, or a gracefulness equal to this, or feet, hands, and head so well related to each other with quality and design.”

    -Giorgio Vasari

    Right now it is 1:44 pm. I am speechless and I cannot believed, I am writing and can look up to see the sculpture of David. It is so unbelievable, so real looking that it completely strikes you instantly. The veins, the abs, his hair, hands, feet, so astonishing detail in every sense. I wonder why he is looking in that direction. I wonder why Michelangelo decided to make him completely nude and I wonder what inspired him to begin. Wow, Michelangelo had amazing anointed hands, to be able to work marble and molded in a such a precise, real structure, makes you shiver and only think his gift was out of this world.
    I am super grateful that God has bless me through Andy and Chiara and all the donors, allowing me to live this moment, this life changing experience. To literally, be feeds away from the astonishing masterpiece, called David. Wow, never thought that in June 28, 2013 I would be here experiencing chills of amazement.

  4. Ammy says:

    June 23, 2013

    Prompt: Are you any different from a typical tourist?

    Oh yes! I am definitely different from a typical tourist! First of all, I was blessed by gracious people who decided to invest their money on college students. Usually, typical tourist paid their trips. In addition, they also have to paid their food, usually stayed in hotels or family members’ houses and are in their own time frame. In contrast, I am here because I was chosen to come to one of the most history rich places of Italy, to learn. To be taken to places on a fixed schedule. I’m being fed, shown, I’m being taken care of by amazing people that I just met months ago. Literally, I am here to live what otherwise I could never have had been able to on my own while finishing my undergraduate degree, to study abroad in Rome, Italy. Lastly, I am definitely a tourist but not a usual tourist because instead of coming to Rome, to get drunk, party and meet whoever to have fun, I am here to learned and soak as a sponge however much I can for a period of 15 precious days.

    Who visits Rome?
    I feel anyone who wants to and can afford to visit Rome or is bless by others (like me) to come for free. Also, people who are very passionated by history might be the most frequent visitors of Rome, since literally at every corner in Rome you encounter history.

    What makes you a student?

    My eagerness to learn and continue learning is what makes me a student. I feel like I am going to be a student for life. With every phase of my life, I continue learning without stop. At school, I learned about psychology, at Church about the most precious and powerful book; the Bible, and at home I learned about my most precious gift: family.

  5. Bill Hynes says:

    Ammy,

    Loved your insightful and profound comments about Michelangelo’s David! So delighted that you experienced Rome, Florence, and Italy to the fullest!

    Best,

    Bill

    • Ammy says:

      Thank You So Much President Bill!

      I will forever be grateful for this gigantic opportunity that I had this past summer.

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