Hi, I'm Angi
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Memories of italy

These photos are funny for me to look at all these years later. At the age of 30, I ran off to Florence, Italy to undertake a year-long post-bac program in Museum Studies. It was my second time living in Italy as a student, the first time being during my undergrad days. I was nervous and excited about returning, and spent the week or so before my program started getting in a few day trips. 

At this time that I was less serious about photography. I had taken a semester of black and white darkroom photography as an undergrad, but only for fun. I certainly wasn't thinking of becoming a photographer in any capacity in the future. But looking at these, I can tell how much I already loved the medium; how much that love had seeped into my bones without me even knowing it. 

One of the things I did before my program started was take a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre. It's a lovely train ride that travels along the coast, weaving in and out of the mountains. I highly recommend doing this if you're in Tuscany - it's not to be missed. Once there, we took one of the many boats that travel between the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre, and hopped off as we pleased to explore. 

These were all taken with the terrible point and shoot carried at the time. I'm actually amazed that they don't look a little more beat up than they do - the camera was probably only 8 megapixels or so. Technology has come a long way since these were shot!