Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Photo Album Links

July 2, 2008

Since I've been taking TONS of pictures lately and will be taking a lot more in the future, I thought I'd add a post with links to the albums I put up on Facebook so you can see more than just the ones I include on this blog. I'll keep adding links to this post as I keep adding photo albums, so check back often! Enjoy!

Description: My first few days around the city, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain.

Description: Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

Description: More from the Roman Forum, the COLOSSEUM, EAP welcome dinner, & Trastevere at night (Lungotevere).

Ostia Antica
Description: Our guided tour of the ancient city of Ostia Antica just outside Rome.

Description: An Italian cooking class, cool Italian graffiti, the beach in Ostia, and il Piramide (the Pyramid).

Description: Tour of the Foro Italico (Olympic Training Facilities and Stadiums), and roommate dinner.

Description: The PANTHEON and Piazza Venezia, including the Monument to Vittorio Emmanuel II.

Una Chiesa Bellissima
Description: Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, in Piazza della Minerva.

Description: Italian Parliament building, Piazza Barberini and Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, Piazza del Popolo and Santa Maria del Popolo, Piazza della Bocca Verità and Santa Maria in Cosmedin, and Circo Massimo.

Description: Capitoline Hill (Piazza del Campidoglio) and the Capitoline Museums, Santa Maria in Aracoeli, and San Nicola in Carcere.

Description: Area Sacra dell'Argentina (aka cat park), Chiesa Nuova, San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica, and medieval tour of San Clemente and the Sancta Sanctorum.

Description: My new tattoo!

Villa d'Este
Description: A day trip to Villa d'Este, with the most amazing gardens, just outside Rome in the hillsides of Tivoli.

Frascati & Castel Gandolfo
Description: More trips to the hillside towns of Frascati and Castel Gandolfo in the Lazio region.

St. Peter's
Description: St. Peter's Square & St. Peter's Basilica

Musei Vaticani
Description: The Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel!

Description: Villa Borghese, Santa Maria Maggiore, and Castel Sant'Angelo.

Fun, Fun, Fun, Italian-Style
Description: An album of some fun times in Rome, sans churches, monuments, and museums : )

A Night at the Opera
Description: An outdoor evening showing of the wonderful opera "Aida", at the ruins of the ancient bath house, the Terme di Caracalla.

::CAPRI 1::
Description: My weekend trip to the most beautiful place I've ever been, the exquisite island of Capri : ) Part 1, including the ferry ride, Marina Grande at sunset, our hostel, and around the town of Anacapri.

::CAPRI 2::
Description: Part 2 of Capri, including the famous Grotta Azzurra and Natural Arch.

::CAPRI 3::
Description: Part 3, with the sunset by the lighthouse, the beach, and heading home : (

Arrivederci Roma!
Description: My final album from Roma! Pics from the crypts, Piazza Navona and Repubblica, the Turtle Fountain, EAP Farewell Dinner, and our last night out in the eternal city : )

PARIS (Part Un)
Description: Flying over the Alps, the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Hotel de Ville, Hotel des Invilades, Arc du Carrousel...

PARIS (Part Deux)
Description: Jardin des Tuileries, the LOUVRE!, and Place du Concorde.

PARIS (Part Trois)
Description: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint Chapelle, bridges of the Seine River, etc...

PARIS (Part Quatre)
Description: L'Orangerie Museum with Monet's famous waterlily paintings, the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg, Forum des Halles, and the Picasso Museum!

PARIS (Part Cinq)
Description: Rodin Museum, Centre du Pompidou, Cimitiere du Pere-Lachaise, and Pont Alexandre III.

PARIS (Part Six)
Description: Paris at night by boat tour, Sacre-Coeur, the artsy Montmartre neighborhood (plus Place du Tertre), and the Moulin Rouge!

PARIS (Part Sept)
Description: The fabulous Musee d'Orsay, with an impressive collection od impressionist works by artists like Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Degas, and Van Gogh.

Description: Pics from my 2 weeks in Lucca, staying with my family and exploring the town my grandmother grew up in, the origin of my Italian roots!

Pisa, Lake Garda, & Cinque Terre
Description: Day-trips to some of the most beautiful places in Italy: Pisa, Lake Garda, and Cinque Terre, while I was in Lucca.

Padova UNO
Description: Random pics from around my new city, the Basilica di Sant'Antonio, Palazzo del Bo', Gabi and Justine getting pierced, and adventures at IKEA!

Orto Botanico
Description: The oldest Botanical Garden in Europe and an UNESCO World Heritage Site, with amazing plants and trees! It's a very green album!

Padova DUE
Description: Prato della Valle and Basilica di Santa Giustina.

Description: Day trip to the cute little town of Vicenza!

Description: Day trip to the beautiful Tuscan city of Siena, home of the famous Il Palio horse race!

Description: Part one of my amazing weekend in Munich, Germany at Oktoberfest!

Description: Part two of the beer festival!

Ich Liebe München
Description: We took a break from drinking beer to check out the wonderful city of München, aka Munich : )

Bella Venezia
Description: The Canal Grande, Ca' d'Oro, Rialto markets and bridge, Accademia bridge, and Santa Maria della Salute.

More Venezia
Description: Piazza di San Marco and the Basilica, Bell Tower, and Campanile.

Hello, Dublin (Pt.1)
Description: The little nearby fishing village of Howth, nightlife of the Temple Bar area, Trinity College, and the Celtic Whiskey Shop.

Hello, Dublin (Pt. 2)
Description: Exploring St. Stephen's Green park, Dublin Castle, Dublinia & Christ Church, random churches, outside St. Patrick's, and Dublin's bridges.

Description: The Guinness Beer Storehouse, converted into a very cool interactive museum!

Bar-ce-lona (UNO)
Description: Part one of my amazing weekend in Barcelona, Spain!

Bar-ce-lona (DOS)
Description: Part two from Barcelona.

Gaudí, Absolute Genius
Description: Casa Batlló and the fairytale-esque Parc Güell by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí.

More Gaudí
Description: Gaudí's still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, and Casa Milá.

A Halloween in Milano
Description: A day-trip to Milano on Halloween, spent window shopping and seeing Michelangelo's Last Supper.

Smile, You're in Florence!
Description: A lovely weekend in Florence, filled with lots of wonderful Italian art!

Description: My sad and haunting visit to the Holocaust concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Description: My tour of the the underground Wieliczka Salt Mine, famous for its carved sculptures and chapels (out of rock salt!) and an underground lake!

Description: My first day walking around the beautiful city of Kraków, including Wawel Castle and the Old Town.

Kraków in the Snow
Description: Walking around the city after a crazy snow storm turned everything white!

Thanksgiving in Italia
Description: I got to celebrate Thanksgiving twice! At the EAP Thanksgiving dinner in Padova and then over the weekend in Lucca with the fam : )

Buon Natale!
Description: Padova's transformation for the holiday season!

Description: Driving through the majestic Dolomites on the way to Cortina d'Ampezzo!

Cortina d'Ampezzo
Description: A day spent in the gorgeous resort town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the middle of the Dolomites!

Verona, City of Lovers
Description: A day spent in the beautiful little city of Verona, where Shakepeare's Romeo & Juliet is set.

Arrivederci Italia!
Description: My last week in Padova!


Sam said...

Hi Rachel,

There is a chapel in Rome called the Contarelli Chapel which is within the church of San Luigi dei Francesi that has three great Caravaggio paintings -my favorite is the Calling of St. Mathew. The other two are The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and the The Inspiration of Saint Matthew. I am enclosing more information with links to the chapel, church and paintings.

Picture of Calling of St. Mathew
In the collection of the The Contarelli Chapel, within the church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome along with two additional Caravaggios called The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and The Inspiration of Saint Matthew.

San Luigi dei Francesi is a church in Rome, not far from Piazza Navona.

The church was designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589: ...completed through the personal intervention of Catherine de' Medici, who donated to it some possessions in the area. It is the national French church of Rome and actually entitled to the Virgin Mary, to St. Dionigis Areopagitas and St. Louis IX, king of France. The French character is evident since the facade itself, which has several statues recalling national history: these include Charlemagne, St. Louis, St. Clothilde and St. Jeanne of Valois. The interior also has frescoes telling the stories of St. Louis (by Charles-Joseph Natoire), St. Dennis and Clovis.

The church's most famous item is however the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio in 1599-1600 about the life of St. Matthew. This include the three world-renowned canvases of The Calling of St Matthew, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew, The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew.

Links to images of two famous Sandro Filipepi (called Botticelli) paintings at the Uffizi:

Birth of Venus

Spring (Primavera)

Are you reading your comments? Is your hotmail email address still valid and do you read your eamils? Would it be better to send information there?

Anonymous said...

Dublin is a beautiful place. I liked the picture of the doors. Did you take a bunch of pics of doors and put them into one pic? It reminds me of the movie "Monsters Inc". I like the swans too. Funny how the babies are gray and not as pretty as the grown white ones, huh? I doubt I would have liked the beer. I usually stick to the lighter ones. I love you!