Saturday

Una Settimana Dopo

The shores of Little Sunapee Lake. _____________________________ Here I am, one week after returning home from Rome.  Oddly enough, I’m not even at my home.  I’m instead up in New Hampshire, sitting at my teammate/friend’s grandparent’s home that sits on the shore of Little Sunapee. This week (in the short bits of free time that […]

Addii | Goodbyes

_____________________________ Forewarning – This post could be really short, or a long, rambling/incoherent one.  We’ll see how things go when I start talking about this experience.  A completely random generation of images that I have taken this semester I’ll transition into the post by having you watch the Italy Edition of my study abroad experience: […]

Giro d’Italia

The Giro d’Italia is an annual multi-stage cycling race that takes place in Italy.  Similar to the Tour de France, the race is comprised of 21 stages that take place over 23 days, making it one of the Grand Tours.  This year’s Giro will travel around Italy in a counter clockwise fashion, going south, traveling […]

Manarola

Manarola is the second village of five that I stopped at during my trip. The village is known for it’s picturesque setting on the coastline.  It is the oldest town of the five and also one of the smallest.  The residents have lived off the town’s fishing and wineries for the past 700 years. For […]

Münchener Frühlingsfest

As stated in the post yesterday | http://cameronpiper.com/munchen/ : Every spring, Munich has something known as Münchener Frühlingsfest, or Munich Spring Fest.  This is an event very similar to Oktoberfest, but on a smaller scale.  The carnival takes place just south of the city’s center in Theresienwiese, where there are carnival games, food booths, rides, […]

Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge was first constructed in 1357 by Charles IV, crossing the Vitava River.  The bridge was a necessary connection between the Castle and Old Town of the city. _____________________________ There was a restaurant a block down from our hostel called Bohemia Bagels. Since I’m a huge fan of bagels and haven’t touched one […]

Oculus

This is the Oculus of the Pantheon.  The purpose of this oculus was for natural light and partly as a sundial type system.  The height of the oculus matches the diameter of the Pantheon itself at around 43 meters.  The Pantheon has been used for many things over the ages, but is still used as […]

Chapelle Royale

This is the Royal Chapel of Versailles.  The chapel was home to the wedding of Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI. _____________________________ Another relaxing day with beautiful weather.  It has been a nice relief that the weekend we didn’t travel at least has some nice weather.  We spent the day hanging around, doing a little […]

Le Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 as an entrance to the World’s Fair (the reason for this someone rare view).  Everyone has seen the Eiffel Tower in photos from a distance, so I decided to try and mix it up a little. It was the tallest structure in the world for roughly 40 years. […]

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Brussels, built at the end of the 18th century.  The website of the Belgian Monarchy describes it best “The Palace is where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head of State, grants audiences and deals with affairs of state. Apart from the offices of the King and the Queen, the Royal […]

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher rise up to 214 meters from the Atlantic Ocean.  The span 8 kilometers down the coast and have been ranked in the top ten natural wonders of the world many times.  This photo wasn’t easy to choose from the pile that I have.  I am sure another will make an appearance […]

Mediterranean

A break in the rain.  On our way to the tram along the Mediterranean.  The Castel dell’Ovo, or Egg Castle, with Vesuvius to it’s left. (More photos of Napoli coming this week as well!) _____________________________ Day 2 in Napoli brought some… dryer weather.   For at least a few hours!  We made around way around […]