Thursday, January 27, 2011

Goodbye, For a Week!

Well, tomorrow we leave for our trip north! It's going to be a great time and I'm pretty excited about it, but, since we're going to be moving around so much, I won't have my computer and will be pretty much unreachable. It's alright though, I'll be back next Friday night!

Anyway, a lot has happened since my last post, so I've got a good amount to talk about to hold you over for the next week. Yesterday we had our first jury in Rome and it actually went pretty well for everybody. Not surprisingly everybody had great projects, and maybe even less surprisingly, the jurors still did have some critiques, mainly for the synthesis part in whcih we "redesigned" our assigned piazza. Oh well, they were good comments and they really just highlighted he difference in thinking between Americans and Europeans when we talk about urban spaces. It was good though, because that type of dynamic thinking can only help us. They also seemed to be very impressed with everybody's drawings and layout, which honestly were all great. I really enjoyed this project and I'm very happy about the way it turned out, hopefully I'll have some pictures to share once we document the project. We haven't gotten our next project yet which is kind of nice, it's nice to take a break and enjoy our trip.

Today was a pretty busy day too, because we finished jury and haven't gotten our second project yet we took the day off from studio and used the day to visit the Campidoglio Museum. It was a really nice place and is actually a lot bigger than it seemed. We started off in this courtyard, and were all relieved when they told us we couldn't bring our backpacks inside (we didn't want to carry them) or do any sketching (we needed a permit but none of us wanted to do "work" anyway). So we got to enjoy the museum as "tourists" for the first time since classes started really. Anyway, we spent some time in the courtyard, taking funny pictures, posing like statues, and, as Eric called it "album art posing". After that, we all entered and went our seperate ways. The museum was real nice, but was mostly statues and busts, which are nice, but can get a little tiring after three hours. The best part was a passageway between the two sides of the museum that over looked the Forum Romana. It was a great view, a nice break from statues, and a great place to sit and rest for a while on a pretty nice day. All in all it was pretty cool, I got to see a great view of the Forum, a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, some ruins that were encompassed in the museum and some pretty cool statues, here are a few of my favorite pictures from the day (all the funny ones from the courtyard are on other cameras, I'll have to get my hands on them at some point):

Yes, that last one is a kid wrestling a duck. Anyway, that's it for now, I'll be back in a week with a big from the week north!

1 comment:

  1. Good job keeping up with blogging when you can. Look forward to your updates after the field trip.