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Posted on 25 Jul 2010 In: New York City

Kosta

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while…I got very lazy while in Italy. I’ll try to be more regular from now on. You have Kosta to thank for personally asking me to post this picture of him. He thought it showed the true him. We took a trip to New York on a whim to see a celebrity soccer game for Steve Nash’s charity. Turns out the Steve Nash and a couple other players are pretty good at soccer too. Nate Robinson of Celtics fame scored 3 or 4 times. Not everyone was good though, Brandon Jennings was awful…I mean really awful. It was still fun though. Hope you enjoy.

Posted on 21 May 2010 In: HDR, Venice

Group Shot (Don Orionne)

If you are wondering what this great location is, you are in luck. This is the Don Orionne Monastary in Venice Italy…Our hotel for the trip. The terrace we are standing on is down the hall from our rooms so this is the view we have from out windows. Right over that tree to the right is the Canal so it is an awesome view when cruise ships go by. These are members of Team 7 doing another group shot….they will never end.

Posted on 16 May 2010 In: HDR, Venice

Rust

On the island of San Giorgio there was a semi forest you could see from the clock tower. When we finished fooling around at the top of the clock tower we decided to go look for the forest. Unfortunately we couldn’t get to it but on the walk I saw this colorful….thing. I thought it would make a cool picture and here we are….enjoy.

Posted on 15 May 2010 In: B&W, HDR, Venice

Canal Boat

As you walk around Venice, you can’t help but notice that vast number of boats you see. They are all shapes and size, but the one thing that a lot of the boats have is this awesome bright blue somewhere. I saw a similar picture in a postcard so I wanted to recreate it. I like the way it came out.

Posted on 13 May 2010 In: HDR, Venice

Statue Over Venice

This is taken from one of the islands off of Venice on the island of San Girogio. There is a bell tower on the island which gives a great view of Venice. Unfortunately there is a bell in the bell tower and it decided to go off while we were up there so it was a little loud. Regardless, it was fun.

Posted on 12 May 2010 In: HDR, Venice

Venice Taxi

These are the Taxis that you see all over Venice to travel. Luckily All of the students have Vaparetto Passes so we have infinite rides on the water bus and don’t have to take the expensive taxi. It’s pretty fun travelling around on the Vaparetto and seeing Venice from the Water. You can get to anywhere you want and you get a different view from the ride.

Posted on 11 May 2010 In: HDR, Venice

Group Shot (San Giorgio)

These are some of the other students of the Study Abroad Group. It’s not everyone but we dubbed ourselves team 7 due to the original 7 contributing members. Some of the rules of team 7 are: We are awesome, we don’t make decisions, we got lost often, we are dead end gps machines, and we are awesome….among other things.

Posted on 10 May 2010 In: HDR, Venice

Sailboat

This is one of the sailboats outside of our hotel. On our way from the airport I saw this and finally made use of my wide angle lens. I was able to fit almost the entire sail into the picture.

Posted on 9 May 2010 In: HDR, Venice

Church

This was one of the first monuments I saw on our boat ride to Venice from the airport. As you can see the buildings are just what you would expect in Venice. The churches are all amazing from what I’ve seen so far. You will see more soon.

Posted on 8 May 2010 In: B&W, HDR, Venice

Water Highway

One of the first things we encountered after getting out of the airport was the shuttle to Venice and the water highway.  Anything you find with cars in a normal city, they have with boats in Venice. The highway was a two lane strip outlined by these pillars. Boats would pass each other and go in both directions. It was very interesting that there are rules to the highway. When passing both boats stop pressing the gas and just cruise until the pass is complete. More to come soon.