up the Italy trip. These are random shots in Rome.
I went to Venice when I was 16, but couldn't
appreciate the art and architecture at that age.
This trip allowed me to see some of the most exquisite
works of art - especially the Sandro Boticelli room at the
Uffizi in Florence. I got as close as I could to the
delicate brushwork of flowers on Primavera and
The Birth of Venus. And I lingered as long as I could
under Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling at the Vatican.
The Cimabue and Masacchio paintings were
also special to me.
This trip will be with me forever.