Saturday, September 15, 2007

A Typical Day on a Walking Tour

Rome, Italy
This picture represents one of the many encounters that we have had this semester so far during our walking tours with Professor Stefano. Usually these tours encompass a series of listed projects/sites and include a demanding expedition by foot through the given city. During this time frame, you may witness or encounter claustrophobia of small/tight spaces, pigeons pooping on you, dehydration, exhaustion, burning of the calves, complete disorientation, hunger, a desire for focaccia, sickness from traveling, lack of rest, a desire to be alone, embarrassment for not knowing correct architectural terminology in front of the professor and many other things as some of us have experienced. This is the more pessimistic view. Not to worry though, all of these things are well worth the risk and adventure. These elements have only added to the numerous stories that we already have upon our travels. Not many people can say that they have been to the Pantheon in Rome where the classical proportions were originated.

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