Virtual photo album from my trip to Italy
I haven't uploaded all of the photos because that takes a long
time, but here are some of them. For some reason, they seem to
be enormous. I've made them smaller but seem to have lost some
resolution in the process.
Also, I've provided brief descriptions of my friends, so that if
my family (or other friends who were not in Italy with me) visit this
site they'll have some context. Those of you pictured here, please
don't be upset that I've reduced you to a super-brief phrase. Please know
that I see you as whole, fascinating, indescribable people who have
touched my life in important and complex ways!
I attended Scuola Italia, an intensive Italian language school, for 4
weeks. It is located in Urbania, a small town in Le Marche, which is
east of Tuscany and Umbria. I loved the landscapes in this region, and
they reminded me of California. This is a picture of one of the bridges
over the river that goes through Urbania.
On Saturday 25 August (after one week in the course), a group of us
went to the beach in Fano. Christian drove, my hair attempted to leap
off of my head (we were in a convertible), and we laughed a lot. The
beach itself was odd, being a private beach where one is supposed to pay
for the privilege of using a mandatory beach bed and umbrella.
So anyway, here we all are just before getting back in the car for another
giddy ride back. From left to right, we are Megan (American biologist
doing research in Croatia for a year between her bachelor's degree and
graduate school), Johanna (Austrian high school student and cellist),
Christian (Austrian university
student of... I'm not sure what), Sally (me, unemployed American
mathematician), and Ben (world traveler and
British tour guide for American high school trips to Spain).
The next day, we went to Assisi. Here is Megan with an olive tree:
While we were there, Dinah (Austrian grad student of history and economics,
who has been living in the U.K. for many years) was overcome with
exhaustion and took a nap.
This was a school-organized trip, and we got a photo of the whole group
of us (taken by the bus driver). From left to right, we are
Ben, Megan, Dinah, Sally, Marco (a German man I didn't get to know very
well), a really nice Japanese woman whose name is completely escaping me
(please remind me, someone!), and Johanna.
Would you like to see more photos?
Sally Picciotto / sallypicciotto (at) yahoo (dot) com