What is the reason I agreed to try this blogging thing out? What I refer to as "The Italian Adventure". 12 days ago I left northern Canada with my two young children, my son Kai 5 yrs, and my daughter Sadee 3 yrs. We flew to Rome then jumped on a train to Florence. The city of the Renaissance. We are here for the next 3 months to live, go to school, immerse ourselves in the Florentine culture and have an "Italian Adventure".
So to begin this blog, never having done one before, here is my first journal entry from Jan 13th, 2014.
The Beginning Jan 13th, 2014
First off, the cappuccinos are to die for.
Florence - it's like walking through a world trapped in time. Old buildings, narrow stone streets, architecture that stuns the mind it is so grand, beautiful and intricate yet at the same time this is a place at the cutting edge of modern times. High fashion, elegance, everywhere you turn screams "style".
Somehow woman in heels fur and fine leather glide through the mazes of cobblestone streets, while old men pedal by on rickety bicycles piled high with fresh bread. The merging of ancient and modern times is seamless.
It is all so beautiful and inspiring as it makes you feel as though you are part of (or at least an intimate witness to) the past as well as the present. It's inspiring, art is everywhere, and everything around has a touch of "wonder to it".
Walking to school
Next time, more about art school.