All posts tagged: architecture

A Penchant for Venice

“It is always assumed that Venice is the ideal place for a honeymoon. This is a grave error. To live in Venice or even to visit it, it means that you fall in love with the city itself. There is nothing left over in your heart for anyone else.” — Hilarious but I guess there is some truth in that. The extent of it depending on you and only you. As with a ton others, I’ve always wanted to go to Venice. My eyes sparkle upon its mention and when we finally arrived, I thought they might have sparkled beyond control. (Turns out, all I needed was a change of contact lenses ha.) Knowing that the city was absolutely tiny (but remarkably packed with beauty), we only spent a night here — which was good enough. Needless to say, every street and canal held the same rustic charm as if what flowed through wasn’t water but culture. Divine culture. The streets were lined with stalls selling rather elaborate venetian masks, which we were tempted to purchase to …

Florence and the Tangerines

You should be forewarned that this post is jam-packed with photographs. Maybe a little too much but it can only be accounted to the fact that Florence is rather beautiful. ‘Rather’ is an understatement of course, and that brings me to a point of regret that was having only one full day in this lovely city. Nonetheless, we made the most of it! Our apartment was equipped with practically everything you could have in an Italian kitchen from a pizza stone to a moka pot. So in Clifford’s words, “Just use only.” There was an aromatic bottle of coffee powder in the cabinets, new coffee filters and to top it off, the owner had these adorable rooster espresso cups! The moka pot was so easy to use I think I may get myself one. (Or place big hints right about here.) I’m latte/ flat white kind of girl who appreciates a waterfall of milk in my coffee. Unfortunately, we didn’t have milk, only Derick’s soy drink, which didn’t mix well at all. Even so, it …

A slice of Pisa

Before heading to Florence, we stopped by Pisa. Pleasantly cool and dressed with empty rustic streets, just the way I like it. T’was an approximate 20 minute walk to the Cathedral Square, “Piazza del Duomo” with nothing to see yet plenty to snap at. The skies were too blue. My surroundings were too unfamiliar and thus novel for my relishing. When you spot an entire crowd strutting the legendary pose, you know without a doubt that you’ve reached your destination.  Tadah! The leaning tower of Pisa. I have to say I imagined it to be a lot bigger though I was amazed all the same. The weather was beyond perfect for a day under the sun with the bonuses of grand architecture surrounding us.  Baptistery on the left, Duomo on the right, kid running illegally on the enclosed grass patch in the foreground. Credits: Clifford Though an unbalanced comparison, I’m thoroughly jealous at the quality of colours Cliff’s D90 produces in contrast to my EP3. Nonetheless, it’s amazing enough for my photographic standards! He was running …