A sketch while I was in the Colosseum.
When entering the Colosseum, I had this overwhelming, surreal feeling–much like the feeling I had the first few days I was in Rome. I could not grasp that there were gladiators and animal sacrifices in this Colosseum. There was a fun fact that in the beginnings of the Colosseum, there were 5,000 animal sacrifices in 100 days.
A sketch of the David in Firenze (Florence).
A sketch of a statue while in Firenze (Florence).
The Sound of Music. A sketch of what I felt, while listening to a concert near the Teatro di Marcello.
Observation at the Tetro di Marcello.
The wind blows lightly as I write. Seagulls screech as they fly. I hear chit chat in Italian around me. There are many people waiting for the concert. Many are middle-aged or older.
Observations at Villa Sciara. 29 June 2013. 9:40am.
I got an early start today because my body seems to have gotten used to the early schedule. I sit and wait at Villa Sciara. There are people of all ages taking strolls, many have dogs with them. There are a variety of dogs: Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Spaniels, Labradors, and so forth. There is a light breeze that rustles the palm leaves nearby. I hear vehicles’ engines and church bells ringing. I hear birds chirping various tunes. I notice one lady walking her pug and it reminds me of a saying that I heard when I was young: pets tend to look like their owners.
Loved your sensitive reflections on those around you. You are one of the few Rome Prizers who mentioned sounds!
Delighted you interacted so deeply with this experience!
See you soon!
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